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dc.contributor.advisor Jalbert, Pierre
dc.creatorNishikawa, Andrew Hiroaki
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T00:37:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T00:37:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/70375
dc.description.abstract Jishin (earthquake) is a musical composition written for full orchestra, based on a twelve-tone row. The twelve-tone row is structured such that it contains only two musical intervals (perfect 5 th , major 3 rd ). Due to the nature of the row, various transpositions of the row can be used to form what seems to be a never ending cycle of pitches. Throughout the composition the material of the row is fragmented and used motivically to develop larger structures within the whole of the piece. Like an earthquake, Jishin strives to create an enormous amount of tension and aggressive energy. At the end, the moment of strongest tension, the original row is set against itself in retrograde, metaphorically representing the friction caused by plate tectonics.
dc.format.extent 54 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCommunication and the arts
Jishin
Original composition
Orchestra
Twelve-tone
Earthquake
Music
dc.title Jishin
dc.identifier.digital NishikawaA
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 Nishikawa, Andrew Hiroaki. "Jishin." (2011) Diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/70375.


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