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Complimenting the Setting: How Video Game Soundtrack Music Evokes its Environment

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Instrumental music has been used to evoke natural environments and their qualities for centuries, and composers have employed a variety of methods in order to successfully invoke such sensations in their listeners. When composers and sound teams for video game

Instrumental music has been used to evoke natural environments and their qualities for centuries, and composers have employed a variety of methods in order to successfully invoke such sensations in their listeners. When composers and sound teams for video game soundtracks write pieces to accompany in-game settings, they may use a similar set of strategies. The nature of these tracks as an accompaniment to an interactive visual media and as a piece that must be able to indefinitely loop leads them to emphasize environment over emotion, and thus draws out or exaggerates these same techniques. This study seeks to understand the relationships between the acoustics of various setting backing tracks and the perceptual qualities of environments that listeners feel they evoke through the statistical method of multidimensional scaling. The relationships of three perceptual factors (coldness, brightness, wetness) and two acoustic factors (beats-per-minute, spectral envelope slope) are of greatest interest in this study.

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Core (Spring 2022)

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This lecture recital was an hour-long event held in Recital Concert Hall at ASU School of Music on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The lecture recital a hybrid of a lecture and a musical performance. The musical performance,

This lecture recital was an hour-long event held in Recital Concert Hall at ASU School of Music on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The lecture recital a hybrid of a lecture and a musical performance. The musical performance, under the guidance of pianist Dr. Robert Hamilton, was a live piano performance of the pieces "Northern Scenes" written by Chen Yi, and "Secret & Glass Gardens" written by Jennifer Higdon. The lecture portion, under the guidance of music theorist Dr. Nicholas Shea, covers a biography of the composers, followed by a generalized formal analysis and description of musical themes and motives that are within the scope of their respective pieces. The overall product for audience members is to get an introduction to living female composers, Chen Yi and Jennifer Higdon, as well as develop a general understanding of their compositional techniques and influences. The audience is also informed of 'what to listen for' by discussing the overall structure and formal analysis of each piece before hearing it played live. This is necessary given the context that these compositions have been written within the past two decades, it is very helpful to know what will happen so that listeners have an easier time following along to this very new music.

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This lecture recital was an hour-long event held in Recital Concert Hall at ASU School of Music on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The lecture recital a hybrid of a lecture and a musical performance. The musical performance,

This lecture recital was an hour-long event held in Recital Concert Hall at ASU School of Music on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The lecture recital a hybrid of a lecture and a musical performance. The musical performance, under the guidance of pianist Dr. Robert Hamilton, was a live piano performance of the pieces "Northern Scenes" written by Chen Yi, and "Secret & Glass Gardens" written by Jennifer Higdon. The lecture portion, under the guidance of music theorist Dr. Nicholas Shea, covers a biography of the composers, followed by a generalized formal analysis and description of musical themes and motives that are within the scope of their respective pieces. The overall product for audience members is to get an introduction to living female composers, Chen Yi and Jennifer Higdon, as well as develop a general understanding of their compositional techniques and influences. The audience is also informed of 'what to listen for' by discussing the overall structure and formal analysis of each piece before hearing it played live. This is necessary given the context that these compositions have been written within the past two decades, it is very helpful to know what will happen so that listeners have an easier time following along to this very new music.

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Lecture Handout

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This lecture recital was an hour-long event held in Recital Concert Hall at ASU School of Music on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The lecture recital a hybrid of a lecture and a musical performance. The musical performance,

This lecture recital was an hour-long event held in Recital Concert Hall at ASU School of Music on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The lecture recital a hybrid of a lecture and a musical performance. The musical performance, under the guidance of pianist Dr. Robert Hamilton, was a live piano performance of the pieces "Northern Scenes" written by Chen Yi, and "Secret & Glass Gardens" written by Jennifer Higdon. The lecture portion, under the guidance of music theorist Dr. Nicholas Shea, covers a biography of the composers, followed by a generalized formal analysis and description of musical themes and motives that are within the scope of their respective pieces. The overall product for audience members is to get an introduction to living female composers, Chen Yi and Jennifer Higdon, as well as develop a general understanding of their compositional techniques and influences. The audience is also informed of 'what to listen for' by discussing the overall structure and formal analysis of each piece before hearing it played live. This is necessary given the context that these compositions have been written within the past two decades, it is very helpful to know what will happen so that listeners have an easier time following along to this very new music.

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The New Age of Copyright Producers

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Technological advancements have provided ease and accessibility for musicians to produce, publish, and share music worldwide. However, contradictory court rulings in determining what is protected under copyright law have developed an environment where top-of-the-chart and up-and-coming artists fear their records

Technological advancements have provided ease and accessibility for musicians to produce, publish, and share music worldwide. However, contradictory court rulings in determining what is protected under copyright law have developed an environment where top-of-the-chart and up-and-coming artists fear their records will be liable for copyright infringement. Throughout the twelve circuit courts in the United States, various legal tests are applied to copyright infringement cases. Most courts use two specific legal tests; the Second and Ninth Circuit court tests. This thesis analyzes how copyright law is applied to music, focusing on the ambiguous legal tests of the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts. This analysis aims to outline the flaws in the current legal tests and establish a new legal test dedicated to providing structure and uniformity to copyright law and music.

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Lighting the Way: Making Paths Clearer for Musicians on the Next Step

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A huge block in the road for prospective music students may reach them when they are looking forward to the next step in their music education: the application and selection process for higher institutions of music education differs significantly from

A huge block in the road for prospective music students may reach them when they are looking forward to the next step in their music education: the application and selection process for higher institutions of music education differs significantly from the application process that most students go through to attend college. Without the proper guidance from teachers, counselors, and other mentors in their high school education, students may find themselves completely lost in a discipline that can tend to make assumptions about student goals and cost lots of money in the process.
Throughout this thesis, undergraduate music students will offer insight about the paths that they took to receiving their degrees alongside advice from college professionals that devote their professional lives to helping ensure that these students are successful. In addition, the culture and accepted curricula of collegiate music will be analyzed with a close lens to try and answer questions of what universities and other institutions of higher learning tend to value in the music discipline. In concluding remarks, this information will be synthesized to offer specific advice to help future college music students find their way.

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Sexual Selection for Human Improvisational Musical Ability in the Context of Cognitive Fitness

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Music is a pervasive element of human culture that plays a significant role in our social interactions and goals. The current research regarding the evolutionary nature of music remains divisive, with several groups making competing claims about whether music is

Music is a pervasive element of human culture that plays a significant role in our social interactions and goals. The current research regarding the evolutionary nature of music remains divisive, with several groups making competing claims about whether music is an evolved trait and, if it is, what function it may serve for survival and reproduction. In an attempt to further define the multiple dimensions of the evolution of music, this study focuses on a specific methodology for determining the relationship between improvisational musical ability, cognitive fitness, and sexual attraction. In Part 1 of this research, piano musicians completed working memory tests and provided 30-second recordings of improvisation. These recordings were heard by participants in Part 2 of the experiment, who rated both the music and a random facial image from an independent database paired with each song. The data revealed that perceived quality of music is positively associated with attractiveness, with a significant effect observed in males of moderate baseline attractiveness. Although the relationship between some working memory measures and musical improvisational ability proved not to be statistically significant, auditory working memory span yielded a marginally significant result. The overall results are consistent with a sexual selection theory of the evolution of musical improvisation and suggest appropriate avenues for future research.

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