"Fingers Glittering Above a Keyboard:" The Keyboard Works And Hybrid Creative Practices Of Tristan Perich
This dissertation examines the life and work of Tristan Perich, with a focus on his works for keyboard instruments. Developing an understanding of his creative practices and a familiarity with his aesthetic entails both a review of his personal narrative as well as its intersection with relevant musical, cultural, technological, and generational discourses. This study examines relevant groupings in music, art, and technology articulated to Perich and his body of work including dorkbot and the New Music Community, a term established to describe the generationally-inflected structural shifts in the field of contemporary music that emerged in New York City in the first several years of the twenty-first century. Perich’s one-bit electronics practice is explored, and its impact on his musical and artistic work is traced across multiple disciplines and a number of aesthetic, theoretical, and technical parameters. This dissertation also substantiates the centrality of the piano to Perich’s compositional process and to his broader aesthetic cosmology. A selection of his works for keyboard instruments are analyzed, and his unique approach to keyboard technique is contextualized in relation to traditional Minimalist piano techniques and his one-bit electronics practice.
Electroacoustic Music; New Music; One-Bit Electronics; Piano; Tristan Perich; Minimalism; Musical composition; Music history; Music
Ernste, Kevin M.; Piekut, Benjamin D.; Kim-Spinazzola, Ariana
Doctor of Musical Arts
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