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OUT. (An Original Song Cycle Composition in 7 Movements)


Abstract “OUT.” is a song cycle for bass and piano that follows the coming out process of a young homosexual who has been raised in a politically and religiously conservative corner of American culture. This character was taught from a very young age that anything or anyone of a queer nature was inherently wrong and should be avoided and scorned. The story arc captured in this seven-movement work is only a small portion of what the character ultimately goes through as they mature. This portion of their narrative has been isolated with the hope of embodying a queer character of strength, and this piece begins with the character knowing, understanding, and having already come to terms with their own sexuality. The story outlined in this song cycle is ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Greenhalgh, Jedd (Author) / Suzuki, Kotoka (Advisor) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Roumain, Daniel B (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Musical composition / Activism / LGBTQIA+ / Song Cycle
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 33 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Composition 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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