Author

Dave Patton

Publication Date

1981

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Haugland, A. Oscar (Archie Oscar), 1922-2013

Degree Name

M. Mus. (Master of Music)

Department

Department of Music

LCSH

Senses and sensation||Therapeutics, Suggestive||Aleatory music||Music--Physiological effects||Sensory reinforcement

Abstract

These four compositions contain the essence of the distillation of an extensive period of intense study in the therapeutic applications of movement, color and music. However, this is therapy for the "normal" or "average" person, not for the mentally disturbed. The interest here is not in a return to a "normal" mental equilibrium, but rather in the possibility of opening up a new height of awareness and vibrancy in an already stable personality. Those persons interested in this possibility may wish to encounter the techniques given in the compositions. These compositions are scored to facilitate direct communication between the composer and the audience and/or performers. Scores, tape and a lengthy discussion of the techniques and ideas behind the compositions serve to offer a comprehensive documentation of this project. This "passive" documentation, however extensive, cannot truly capture the sensations of those involved in the event. The prime factor in this project is the experiential knowledge gleaned from participation in the compositions.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

16 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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