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Höömii-Tsol-Thinking Computer: Applying Selected Ancient Mongolian Vocal Practices to Contemporary Computer Music Composition

Abstract Mongolian overtone singing (höömii) and Mongolian wrestling songs (tsols) are vocal styles that evoke physical and mental strength in the vocalist through the accessing of nature. The phrase “höömii-tsol-thinking computer” conveys my end-goal while composing, performing, and researching for my original composition strong.mng. I wanted to create a work in which the computer would be informed by the performance methods and philosophies employed during Mongolian höömii and tsols.

Strong.mng is a 25-minute production for dancer, live digital illustrator, and overtone singer with a laptop computer serving as both a fixed and interactive responsive musical instrument. The music draws upon themes from höömii and tsols through the lens of vir... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Kennedy, Justin Leo (Author) / Paine, Garth (Advisor) / Solís, Ted (Committee member) / Suzuki, Kotoka (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Composition / Computer Music / Electronics / Höömii / Khöömii / Mongolia
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 133 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Composition 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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