Date of Award
Master of Music
School of Music
This thesis presents an original piece of music designed to be performed concurrently with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948). The film provides a canvas upon which a musically dominant multimedia experience is built. An accompanying analysis explains the variety of compositional techniques used, explaining their significance and how each deviates from a traditional film score. The objective of this work is to challenge the existing relationship between music and film, and add to the growing body of repertoire of live works featuring synchronized video, modeling example methods of live multimedia performance. In this exploration, the goal was not to be anti-cinematic, but to be extra-cinematic; that is, to go beyond the traditional practices while still employing them when desired.
Espie, Douglas William-Solomon, "Rope: An Original Piece for String Orchestra Played Concurrently with Alfred Hitchcock's Film" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 304.
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