Haugland, A. Oscar (Archie Oscar), 1922-2013
M. Mus. (Master of Music)
Department of Music
Senses and sensation; Therapeutics; Suggestive; Aleatory music; Music--Physiological effects; Sensory reinforcement
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.
Patton, Dave, "Four compositions" (1981). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3180.
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