Title of Abstract

Looking Backwards to Move Forwards in Music Composition

Submitting Student(s)

David Urich

Session Title

Performance Session

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Mark Lewis, Ph.D.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Music

Abstract

Throughout the ages, composers have looked to their predecessors for inspiration in their musical compositions. This relationship between the past and the future is a key aspect in the history of art music and has resulted with “anachronistic” styles appearing in groundbreaking works. Hoping to develop my inner compositional voice, I have studied the methods of the Serialists, Late Romantics, Impressionists, and others from the past to create a stylistic pastiche in my newest works for solo piano, Two Mood Pieces. In it, I attempt to cast a wide range of emotions and timbre into two concise compositions that explore compositional methods of the past updated for the twenty-first century.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Looking Backwards to Move Forwards in Music Composition

Throughout the ages, composers have looked to their predecessors for inspiration in their musical compositions. This relationship between the past and the future is a key aspect in the history of art music and has resulted with “anachronistic” styles appearing in groundbreaking works. Hoping to develop my inner compositional voice, I have studied the methods of the Serialists, Late Romantics, Impressionists, and others from the past to create a stylistic pastiche in my newest works for solo piano, Two Mood Pieces. In it, I attempt to cast a wide range of emotions and timbre into two concise compositions that explore compositional methods of the past updated for the twenty-first century.