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Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Robert Coburn

First Committee Member

Curt Veeneman

Second Committee Member

George Nemeth


This work was written for ten performers plus tape. The instruments are divided into two groups, each with a distinct personality: flute, clarinet, horn, violin and cello in an "orderly" group, and three percussionists, piano, doublebass and tape in a "chaotic" group. The first two sections introduce these groups separately. The third section returns to the order group, which begins to show a chaotic influence. The fourth section, for tape alone, echoes the first in its stability. The final section, for the entire live ensemble, fuses the two groups into a texture which is not entirely chaotic, nor entirely orderly.



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