Title

The Glassblower

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

For this piece, my primary inspiration for the three movements, respectively entitled “Heart,” “The Butterfly,” and “Jellyfish,” came from three separate glassworks that I found on the internet. Since each glasswork had its own characteristics and overall feeling, developing interesting and contrasting material for the three movements was extremely easy. For the first movement, “Heart,” I kept a consistent rhythmic feeling to focus more on harmonic and melodic development. For the second movement, “The Butterfly,” I did the opposite. I developed several rhythmic motifs that I played around with throughout the movement while also through composing the harmonic and melodic material to constantly move from harmony to dissonance. Finally, for the third movement, “Jellyfish,” I took a much more open approach and used space and simple motivic gestures to my advantage throughout the movement. This piece has been an absolute joy to write and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did writing it.

Location

Recital Hall

Start Date

29-4-2014 7:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2014 9:30 PM

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Apr 29th, 7:30 PM Apr 29th, 9:30 PM

The Glassblower

Recital Hall

For this piece, my primary inspiration for the three movements, respectively entitled “Heart,” “The Butterfly,” and “Jellyfish,” came from three separate glassworks that I found on the internet. Since each glasswork had its own characteristics and overall feeling, developing interesting and contrasting material for the three movements was extremely easy. For the first movement, “Heart,” I kept a consistent rhythmic feeling to focus more on harmonic and melodic development. For the second movement, “The Butterfly,” I did the opposite. I developed several rhythmic motifs that I played around with throughout the movement while also through composing the harmonic and melodic material to constantly move from harmony to dissonance. Finally, for the third movement, “Jellyfish,” I took a much more open approach and used space and simple motivic gestures to my advantage throughout the movement. This piece has been an absolute joy to write and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did writing it.