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dc.contributor.advisor Al-Zand, Karim
dc.creatorBeecher, Lembit
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-26T17:15:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-26T17:15:16Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Beecher, Lembit. "Don't go there." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/103409.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/103409
dc.description.abstract Don't Go There is a seven minute long piece for full orchestra composed during the spring of 2005. It has a simple and transparent form. The piece opens with a fast but subdued murmuring section that grows quickly to a climax. This leads into a slow, melodic B section. The A section returns but only after a strange detour through a new harmonic and textural world. The second A section grows to a crashing climax which is followed by brief, slow coda—a memory of the slow melody from the B section. Like most of my music, Don't Go There draws inspiration from many different, and sometimes opposing extra-musical sources. But I think that two principal images were particularly important to me during the compositional process. One is that of the Pacific Ocean, which was a few miles down the road from the house I grew up in. The other image, a more abstract one, is that of urban life. Where is “there” exactly? I am actually not sure. Perhaps it is in the loud, registrally extreme chords near the end of the piece, or perhaps in the surprising c, d, e-flat cluster that occurs right before the return to the A section. But wherever “there” is, we only get a brief glimpse of it, before returning to the world we are used to.
dc.format.extent 42 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
Communication and the arts
dc.title Don't go there
dc.identifier.digital RICE2549
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Music
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dc.identifier.callno THESIS MUSIC 2005 BEECHER


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