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dc.contributor.advisor Schnoebelen, Anne
dc.creatorColson, David John
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:25:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:25:16Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/16334
dc.description.abstract Strange Attractors is an orchestral composition in five parts in which the musical ideas of the first three sections become progressively unique to the basic idea of the opening introduction. The final two groups of musics gravitate back towards the original musical statements and/or quote previous ideas. Continuity of each of the sections is generated by the alternation of pitch and rhythmic stability/instability. The melodic and harmonic materials are based on three pitches and their permutations. Each of the 32 instrumental parts of the orchestra are treated equally; one instrument or group of instruments does not dominate the ensemble. While composing Strange Attractors, I wanted to make a piece of music that was immediately listener-friendly and enjoyable for the musicians to perform. Strange Attractors is scored for the following instrumentation: 3 flutes (picc.), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (in A, bass clarinet (in Bb), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns (in F), 3 trumpets (in C), 3 trombones, tuba, harp, timpani, 2 percussion, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, and double bass. The score is in C. The duration of the work is 13 minutes.
dc.format.extent 105 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title Strange Attractors. (Original composition);
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Musical Arts
dc.identifier.citation Colson, David John. "Strange Attractors. (Original composition);." (1990) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/16334.


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