This Music Is So Strange: Claude Vivier'S Queerness
This portfolio contains three works for various media composed between 2012 and 2015: the task of interpretation (a counterpoint to Edward Said), for prepared string quartet, gamelan and electronics is a meditation on the possibility and current limitations of multiculturalism; Miscellaneous Romance no.3 (Paris), for two singer-actors, percussion and electronics is a music theater piece exploring romance in Paris's cyberspace; and 1, this useless tool [this folded flower], is incidental tape music composed for Enrico D Wey's project on the Asian gay embodied experience in Western culture.
Claude Vivier; Contemporary music; Queer theory
Bjerken,Xak; Stucky,Steven Edward; Levy,Fabien
Doctor of Musical Arts
dissertation or thesis