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Hate Music On Youtube: The Dark Side Of Advancing Digital Freedom In Myanmar, Heather Maclachlan Oct 2019

Hate Music On Youtube: The Dark Side Of Advancing Digital Freedom In Myanmar, Heather Maclachlan

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

The International Fact-Finding Mission of the United Nations has condemned Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya people as one of the world’s worst instances of ethnic cleansing, calling it “genocidal in intent.” The Rohingya are only one of many Muslim communities in Myanmar, a number of which have been subject to violent attacks by Buddhists in recent years (Wade 2017). This presentation explains the role that music plays in fostering anti-Muslim prejudice in the country’s majority Buddhist population. I present an analysis of the lyrics and accompanying videos of a corpus of recently recorded songs, all available on Youtube ...


The Strategies And Risks Of Performing Citizenship And Rights Through Music, Carolin Mueller Oct 2019

The Strategies And Risks Of Performing Citizenship And Rights Through Music, Carolin Mueller

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

My work explores the capacity of cultural producers to perform “insurgent citizenship,” a term theorized by James Holsten (2008) to describe how the peripheries of social organization can propel alternative modes of civic participation, through music. I utilize Engin Isin’s performative dimension of citizenship (2017) to investigate such forms of insurgent citizenship as they evolve in social and cultural peripheries of the contemporary arts and culture industry in the city of Dresden, Germany to identify the pathways they open to socio-political participation and autonomy for refugees.

While Germany understands itself as a nation of culture, cultural policy unevenly addresses ...


Analyzing Sentiment In Twitter Tweets As A Basis For Music Creation, Jeff Lupker Jun 2019

Analyzing Sentiment In Twitter Tweets As A Basis For Music Creation, Jeff Lupker

Western Research Forum

Analysis of the sentiment associated with different words has long been used as a pre-compositional tool by various composers through their use of the words of poets, lyricists or writers in creating their music. While the interpretation of any given word and its relation to music might have loosely followed some implicitly accepted notions amongst composers, there was no accurate method for qualifying each word according to its sentiment in standard usage. More recent research measuring individuals’ evaluation of text has led to a quantitative ranking of words in terms of properties concerning sentiment. My current research is an attempt ...


Bangor Band Concert, Curvin Farnham, Conductor Jun 2019

Bangor Band Concert, Curvin Farnham, Conductor

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

The printed program that accompanied a performance by the Bangor Band fo rthe Maine Statehood & Bicentennial Conference.


Crosscurrents: The Daponte String Quartet Explores The Mixed Musics Of Early Maine, Daponte String Quartet May 2019

Crosscurrents: The Daponte String Quartet Explores The Mixed Musics Of Early Maine, Daponte String Quartet

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A performance by musical artists Ferdinand "Dino" Liva (violin), Lydia Forbes (violin), Kirsten Monke (viola), and Myles Jordan (cello).

Program notes by Kirsten Monke provide the following background: When we learned about the notated songs of Membertou (c. early 1500s- 1611), a major shaman-chief of the Mi’kmaq nation, the idea for this program began to percolate. What diversity of music might there have been as so many different peoples explored, fished, and colonized Maine’s rocky coast and European influences began to permeate the land? Fragments of elegant china, unearthed at archaeological sites such as Fort Pemaquid, illustrate how ...


Classical Music From The Late 19th Century To The Early 20th Century: The Creation Of A Distinct American Musical Sound, Ashley M. Christensen May 2019

Classical Music From The Late 19th Century To The Early 20th Century: The Creation Of A Distinct American Musical Sound, Ashley M. Christensen

Young Historians Conference

The paper talks about American classical music through the late 19th century and the changes made going into the 20th century. It examines the sheet music from the era and the shift away from traditional European tonal style to a redefined American sound. The thesis of the paper is that the turmoil and upheaval of the Civil War and following era was the catalyst for the creation of a new American sound in classical music.


From “Northern Lights” To “The Ground”: A Stylistic Survey Of The Choral Works Of Ola Gjeilo, Steven Brown Apr 2019

From “Northern Lights” To “The Ground”: A Stylistic Survey Of The Choral Works Of Ola Gjeilo, Steven Brown

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

This research provides a stylistic survey of contemporary choral composer Ola Gjeilo’s compositional style. Using formal and harmonic analyses of several of Gjeilo’s most notable pieces, this research dissects Gjeilo’s treatment of text, his use of tertian relationships, his consistency in formal designs, and his use of polytonal and polyfunctional relationships. Multi-parametric analyses of Gjeilo’s works reveal the characteristics of his music. This research deconstructs Gjeilo’s approach to text painting, which portrays the broader idea of a text and exploits its coloristic elements. In addition to text, this research demonstrates Gjeilo’s consistent devotion to ...


The Poetic Horn: Rethinking Expressive Intent In Schumann's Adagio Und Allegro, Op. 70, Samantha Duhé Apr 2019

The Poetic Horn: Rethinking Expressive Intent In Schumann's Adagio Und Allegro, Op. 70, Samantha Duhé

Graduate Student Research Symposium

At first glance, Robert Schumann’s Adagio und Allegro for horn and piano, Op. 70 appears to be simply one showpiece out of many the composer wrote in his later years to appeal to a middle class market of amateur musicians. The piece is often dismissed as such, and as a result, scholars tend to exclude it from their discourse on Schumann’s expressive musical techniques. Adagio und Allegro is yet to have been investigated in light of this discourse. One of the composer’s musical devices, recognized by Berthold Hoeckner (1997), is to mimic the sound of a tone ...


Biedermann And The Firebugs: Composing Contemporary Music For Live Theater, Jesse Edwards Apr 2019

Biedermann And The Firebugs: Composing Contemporary Music For Live Theater, Jesse Edwards

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Series Of Identities: Bob Dylan In The 1980s, Sarah Shade Apr 2019

Series Of Identities: Bob Dylan In The 1980s, Sarah Shade

Undergraduate Research Conference

Research Questions

• How does Bob Dylan compare to other artists?

• How do visuals affect the lyrics of songs?

• How do other artists portray themselves during this period?

• How do people frame their own identities?


Brahms: Experience And Expression In Music, Gianna Patchett, Nicky Jamison Apr 2019

Brahms: Experience And Expression In Music, Gianna Patchett, Nicky Jamison

Student Research Symposium

We will compare and contrast the musical form of two Brahms sonatas (Cello No. 1 in E Minor and Viola No. 2 in Eb Major) and seek to draw conclusions as to how the events leading up to and surrounding these compositions may have influenced Brahms' formal decisions. Through this research we will to bring to light how personal experiences can influence the creative processes. We will also gain insight as to how this knowledge may change the way performers interpret these pieces. We will study the musical form of each sonata as well as the context in which they ...


3d Procedural Maze & Cave Generation, Jacob Sharp Apr 2019

3d Procedural Maze & Cave Generation, Jacob Sharp

Student Scholar Showcase

The goal of this project is to generate a maze or cave procedurally so that a player may be able to explore infinitely without a reoccurring pattern. The project also utilizes Virtual Reality (VR); the user will be able to put on a VR Headset and become more immersed in a procedural environment. One of the challenges that needed to be overcome was simple random number generators did not generate natural looking worlds. Introducing VR to the project created the additional challenge of preventing the user from becoming motion sick. These challenges were both addressed through many hours of research ...


The Song That Lives On, Katlyn Miller Apr 2019

The Song That Lives On, Katlyn Miller

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

This personal essay dives into the relationship between Evanescence's song "My Immortal" and two specific events of loss Miller has experienced in her life. The paper explores how different forms of loss intertwine and how music is the bridge between those varying types of loss.


Music In Japanese Prisoner Of War Camps, Zerai Thornton Apr 2019

Music In Japanese Prisoner Of War Camps, Zerai Thornton

Student Scholar Showcase

During World War II, both the Axis and Allied powers held enemy soldiers and civilians in prisoner of war (POW) camps with little recreational activities. Although some Japanese POW camps did not allow their prisoners to engage in recreational activities, inmates transformed songs into acceptable performance practices. With the intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to investigate music in Japanese POW camps. The particular problems of this study were to (1) examine traditional practices in Japanese POW camps; (2) determine how music developed a Japanese POW camp; and (3) create a POW camp song, entitled ...


The Clarinet From Antiquity To Today, Nathaniel Estes Apr 2019

The Clarinet From Antiquity To Today, Nathaniel Estes

Student Scholar Showcase

The clarinet, coming from simple cane instruments with a slit cut into the cane to create a reed, to the modern clarinet with scientific advancements in the instrument and reed making process, not only shows how the clarinet has evolved, but how technology itself has evolved over hundreds of years. With the intent of improving music pedagogy and performance, the purpose of this research is to investigate how the clarinet evolved to become the modern clarinet. The particular problems of this study were to (1) trace historical development of the clarinet, (2) identify mechanical and stylistic characteristics between the Basset ...


The Cross Of Snow, Ethan Rey Gonzalez Soledad Apr 2019

The Cross Of Snow, Ethan Rey Gonzalez Soledad

Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU

"The Cross of Snow” is an original choral composition based on a poem of the same name by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Longfellow was an internationally renowned American poet in his lifetime. The poem was written eighteen years after the death of his wife whose dress accidentally caught on fire. He unsuccessfully attempted to extinguish the flames with his own body. The first part of the poem describes his sleepless nights where the image of a dead loved one’s face stares at him from a wall. Longfellow’s mention of martyrdom and its inability to lead fire to its “repose ...


Musical Interventions In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Review Of Literature, Gabriel Marinuchi Apr 2019

Musical Interventions In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Review Of Literature, Gabriel Marinuchi

Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides specialized care for ill or premature newborn infants. However, due to the nature of the hospital environment and the presence of intrusive stimuli, the NICU inherently creates the possibility of harmful over-stimulation for patients which can be detrimental to development. Therefore, music has been used in the NICU with the intention of alleviating these stressors and providing a sense of normalization. In the last 20 years, there has been an expansion in research concerning musical interventions in the NICU regarding its behavioral and physiological effects and how it may influence environmental conditions and ...


Chanting The Psalms In The 21st-Century, David Madeira Apr 2019

Chanting The Psalms In The 21st-Century, David Madeira

enLightening Talks

Many churches in a variety of congregations are experiencing a renewed sense of the importance of singing the Psalms in Christian worship. However, Psalm-singing in non-mainline Protestant traditions almost exclusively consists of psalm-hymns, poetic paraphrases that can often stray far from the original texts. In liturgical traditions, chanting of the Psalms is common, but the available methods are either so difficult they are only performed by skilled choirs, or have been so greatly simplified for congregational singing that there is little room for musicality. My research has led me to develop a new form of congregational psalm chant that is ...


The Court Of Burgundy : A Musically Fluent Society, Elizabeth Lee Ferris Apr 2019

The Court Of Burgundy : A Musically Fluent Society, Elizabeth Lee Ferris

The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

The court of Burgundy supported music in the daily life for reasons spanning from religious practice to showing off the wealth of the duke. The importance of hearing different styles of music was emphasized through the patrons of the court of Burgundy. The culture of Burgundy supported music and made it available to most people. This was possible because their land provided safe travel amongst it and they were well off politically and economically. The practice and performance of music were supported in the daily routine through the church and organizations that patrons sponsored. It must first be understood that ...


Bel Canto: An Analysis From Birth And Background To Musical Benefaction, Kaitlin Kohler Apr 2019

Bel Canto: An Analysis From Birth And Background To Musical Benefaction, Kaitlin Kohler

The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Since the beginning of time, singing has been celebrated. Although opera itself was not properly established until the seventeenth century, drama and music have existed since the world’s genesis. It is difficult to imagine exactly what singing would have been like in ancient times, but the Bible and other ancient documents describe singing as an important factor in community—singing is meant to be beautiful and enjoyable. As the centuries pass on, a common thread of music history is the quest for beautiful singing. Composers each try to outdo their predecessors, coming up with new ways for vocalists to ...


A Musical Reformation: Martin Luther’S Influence On Sacred Music, Lydia Sarver Apr 2019

A Musical Reformation: Martin Luther’S Influence On Sacred Music, Lydia Sarver

The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Martin Luther stands at the focal point of the Protestant Reformation, and while history glorifies him as a groundbreaking theologian, little attention is given to his liturgical reformation. Studies that do observe Luther’s hymns, generally focus on Luther’s appreciation for music as a tool to promote the message of the Reformation in the vernacular, thereby neglecting Luther’s systematic understanding of music and its impact on future compositions. Therefore, this article defends Martin Luther’s significant influence on the development of sacred music and his impact on future composers, culminating in the work of J.S. Bach. It ...


Domenico Scarlatti: The Beginnings And Creation Of The Classical Piano Sonata, Megan R. Stuart Apr 2019

Domenico Scarlatti: The Beginnings And Creation Of The Classical Piano Sonata, Megan R. Stuart

The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

The keyboard sonata is a musical work that many instrumentalists understand and have played at one point or another during their years of mastering their instruments. Many composers have tried their hand at writing a sonata and for some, their sonatas have been their crowning achievements. Some composers are more renowned for their sonatas compared to others, examples being Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, and Domenico Scarlatti. The sonata began to be developed during the Baroque era and even has its roots before this time, yet the largest development stage of the sonata is seen during the late Baroque era, especially ...


Greek Music Theory Vs. The Bible, Kearsten M. Kostelnik Apr 2019

Greek Music Theory Vs. The Bible, Kearsten M. Kostelnik

The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

The great philosophers of Ancient Greece have been studied in depth and are known throughout society. Famous Greek philosophers and writers, such as Plato and Pythagoras, formulated theories on musical philosophy — it’s purpose, use, dangers, power, and importance in society. Greek philosophy of music heavily influenced early European society’s view and development of music, it only partially supports Biblical views and principles of music and worship. Pythagoras introduces the theory that music is more than just entertainment with his notion of Music of the Spheres but fails to align with the biblical view of stars and planets as ...


Ii B Music Presentation 2: An Examination Of The Relationships Between Music Education And Graduation Rate In Title I Schools In North Carolina, Madeline Bame Mar 2019

Ii B Music Presentation 2: An Examination Of The Relationships Between Music Education And Graduation Rate In Title I Schools In North Carolina, Madeline Bame

Life of the Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference

The goal of this research is to determine whether or not a relationship exists between music education enrollment and graduation rate for Title I and low-income North Carolina high schools. The study took place through a review of related literature, as well as through an active study of qualifying North Carolina educators.


Ii B Music Presentation 1: Hildegard Von Bingen: Transcending A Woman’S Status In Medieval Europe, Sydney Hardin Mar 2019

Ii B Music Presentation 1: Hildegard Von Bingen: Transcending A Woman’S Status In Medieval Europe, Sydney Hardin

Life of the Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference

Hildegard von Bingen was a distinctive woman during the High Middle Ages. Her visions from God as well as her passion and love for the church provided her opportunities for theological writing, various avenues of research, and music that would surpass many of her contemporaries.


Harold Jones; Interpretation Of Big Band Swing Drumming, Danny Gottlieb Mar 2019

Harold Jones; Interpretation Of Big Band Swing Drumming, Danny Gottlieb

Showcase of Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity

Multiple Grammy Award winning drummer Harold Jones is one of the greatest drummers in Jazz History. He has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Natalie Cole and many more. This volume work is akin depth study of Harold's drumming with the Count Basie Orchestra, of which he was a member from 1968 through 1972.


See It And Believe It: Imagery For Singers, Brianna Desantis Mar 2019

See It And Believe It: Imagery For Singers, Brianna Desantis

FIMULAW

Detailed semi-structured interviews were conducted with six male and female high-level singers. This pilot study is primarily based on Nordin and Cumming’s Professional Dancers Describe Their Imagery: Where, When, What, Why, and How (2005). Some similarities and some unique differences emerged between the current study and its dance model. Interviews were based on the 4 Ws framework (Munroe, Giacobbi, Jr., Hall, & Weinberg, 2000). This involved Where, What, Why, and When singers image. Singers mainly used imagery for improving vocal technique, performance anxiety, and character development.


Modernizing Links Between Text And Music: Connecting The Sentiment Properties Of Text With Those Of Spectral Music, Jeff Lupker Mar 2019

Modernizing Links Between Text And Music: Connecting The Sentiment Properties Of Text With Those Of Spectral Music, Jeff Lupker

FIMULAW

My current research is an attempt to investigate and standardize the links between the sentiment of text and music by creating a software program which can connect these sentiment properties with those of spectral music. This is an attempt to modernize the way in which a composer writes music based on any given text by cross-referencing each word with quantitative ranking of words in terms of sentiment properties. The result will be a multimedia experience whereby the observer can listen to the sounds that are intrinsically linked the words viewed in real-time.


Musical Artists As Entrepreneurs: Assessing Popular Artists’ Brand Partnerships, Social Media Usage, And Performance Of Identity Politics, Amara Pope Mar 2019

Musical Artists As Entrepreneurs: Assessing Popular Artists’ Brand Partnerships, Social Media Usage, And Performance Of Identity Politics, Amara Pope

FIMULAW

Today’s popular music artists have the potential power to shape hegemonic ideologies of identity categories across multiple media and industries. This position of power is unique to modern musical artists due to recent changes in the music industry’s business model and the introduction of social media. Record sales have diminished. Labels and artists have adapted in new and creative ways with a heavier reliance on brand partnerships. I wish to fill a gap in the literature that explores how brand partnerships may affect modern musical artists’ performances of identity politics through three case studies: Drake, Post Malone, and ...


The Impact Of Infertility On Female Vocalist Identity, Laura Curtis Mar 2019

The Impact Of Infertility On Female Vocalist Identity, Laura Curtis

FIMULAW

This qualitative research study explores the impact on female singers’ musical and gender identities when confronted with the issue of infertility. Based on interviews with female vocalists (N=2), and reflections of my personal experiences as a singer and voice instructor experiencing infertility, this research explores the physiological, emotional, and social impact that infertility has on female singers' identities. The sensitive nature of infertility impedes open discussion regarding its impact on singers' physiological and emotional health; an issue I wished to address in this research. While each participant’s experience with infertility was unique, analysis of personal interview transcripts revealed ...