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River Soundscapes: Ecological Perspectives in the Music of Annea Lockwood, Eve Beglarian, and Leah Barclay

Abstract Throughout history composers and artists have been inspired by the natural world. Nature's influence on music is extraordinary, though water in particular, has had a unique magnetic pull. The large number of compositions dealing with water, from Handel's Water Music (1717) to Ros Bandt's and Leah Barclay's Rivers Talk (2012), reflects this continuous fascination. Since the late 1940s, composers have ventured further and brought actual sounds from the environment, including water recorded on tape, into the musical arena. Moreover, since the 1960s, some composers have nudged their listeners to become more ecologically aware. Much skepticism exists, as with any unconventional idea in history, and as a result compositions belong... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Richardson, Jamilyn (Author) / Feisst, Sabine (Advisor) / Solís, Ted (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Ecology / Ecology / Musique Concrète / River / Soundscape / Technology / Women
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 128 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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