Date of Award
Master of Music
Non-Nutritive Serial Varnish is a song written and arranged for big band which explores several stylistic and compositional techniques developed during the 20th century. Serial techniques are used as the structural underpinning during melodic presentation. Eventually these serial structures work their way to the surface to reveal themselves as source material. The salient aesthetic, overarching form and harmony are derived from conventional jazz. The use of semi-improvised melodic modules is also employed.
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