Title

Journey Through The Unknown

Lead Author Major

Composition

Format

Composer's Club Concerts

Faculty Mentor Name

Francois Rose

Faculty Mentor Department

Conservatory of Music

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Robert Coburn

Abstract/Artist Statement

This piece depicts a storyline where a man must complete a task and is eager about it. He naively walks into it though thinking it is all just a game. Then, something horrible happens (B section of piece) because he acted without thinking of the consequences to others. After some self reflection he returns to his journey to complete the task (the return back to the A section), but he is now more aware of those around him and the importance of what he does. My process for this piece was more about emotion initially then on theoretical aspects. I came up with a simple melody, which is the introduction of the piece. From there I thought about what that melody represented or what emotion it inspired. Then, I formed my story and knew where the piece needed to go. Finally, I thought about the technique and harmonization that would further enhance the feelings I wanted to express and the piece just came together. This was one of the more challenging pieces I have written, but also one of the most enjoyable.

Location

Recital Hall

Start Date

23-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2013 3:30 PM

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Journey Through The Unknown

Recital Hall

This piece depicts a storyline where a man must complete a task and is eager about it. He naively walks into it though thinking it is all just a game. Then, something horrible happens (B section of piece) because he acted without thinking of the consequences to others. After some self reflection he returns to his journey to complete the task (the return back to the A section), but he is now more aware of those around him and the importance of what he does. My process for this piece was more about emotion initially then on theoretical aspects. I came up with a simple melody, which is the introduction of the piece. From there I thought about what that melody represented or what emotion it inspired. Then, I formed my story and knew where the piece needed to go. Finally, I thought about the technique and harmonization that would further enhance the feelings I wanted to express and the piece just came together. This was one of the more challenging pieces I have written, but also one of the most enjoyable.