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“Letargo e Instante” for piano soloist and large ensemble


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

I was musically trained under the most strict Mexican post-tonal tradition where pitch was the main element of structure and development. Coming to Harvard was an important factor in the introduction of new elements in my music, mainly timbre and texture.

During the last three years I have been looking for a way to balance those three elements, where none of them is more important than the other but rather all are interdependent.

In this piece, I integrate all the solutions I have found related to the issues of large scale tone structure, physical space and phrasing. The main goal is to create a coherent, solid and multidimensional object, with many layers and things happening at the same time, where all the elements grow naturally from the background to the foreground and are reflected in every gesture and moment of the piece. In addition, this major work for piano aspires to be a nostalgic tribute to my old times as a pianist.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Music
Classification
0413: Music
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Ensemble; Large ensemble; Letargo e Instante; Music; Original composition; Piano; Score; Soloist
Title
“Letargo e Instante” for piano soloist and large ensemble
Author
Hurtado Ruelas, Jose Luis
Number of pages
39
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0084
Source
DAI-A 70/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109254907
Advisor
Gyger, Elliott
University/institution
Harvard University
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3365289
ProQuest document ID
304892519
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304892519
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