Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Music and Theatre

Department

Music and Theatre

College

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Nathan Dishman

Description

This project has explored the possible connections between music and literature, in it's impression and effect on the creative process. This project is a semi-professional addition by exercise to already existing works which serve to explore the connection between the art forms of music and literature. Examples of these include Relations Between Literature And Music In The Context Of A General Typology Of Intermediality (Wolf, 2005) and Musical Elaborations (Said, 1991). Literature and music are both art forms that can be appreciated for their aesthetic value, and it is the relationship between the aesthetic value of the two forms which is to be interacted with. The project began with a reading and study of Marcus Arelius' book Meditations, a memoir influenced with Stoic philosophy. Outstanding quotes were selected from the text to guide the composition of sections of a new musical work. In this exercise, a duet for Piano and French Horn was selected as an appropriate musical format because of the student's experience with each instrument. MuseScore 2 was used as the software for musical documentation.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Musical Inspiration Derivative of Literature: An Exercise

This project has explored the possible connections between music and literature, in it's impression and effect on the creative process. This project is a semi-professional addition by exercise to already existing works which serve to explore the connection between the art forms of music and literature. Examples of these include Relations Between Literature And Music In The Context Of A General Typology Of Intermediality (Wolf, 2005) and Musical Elaborations (Said, 1991). Literature and music are both art forms that can be appreciated for their aesthetic value, and it is the relationship between the aesthetic value of the two forms which is to be interacted with. The project began with a reading and study of Marcus Arelius' book Meditations, a memoir influenced with Stoic philosophy. Outstanding quotes were selected from the text to guide the composition of sections of a new musical work. In this exercise, a duet for Piano and French Horn was selected as an appropriate musical format because of the student's experience with each instrument. MuseScore 2 was used as the software for musical documentation.