Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music

First Advisor's Name

Jacob Sudol

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

James Webb

Third Advisor's Name

Orlando Garcia

Keywords

Technology, Music, Max/MSP, Composition, Modular synthesis, Deep Listening, Vocal synthesis

Date of Defense

3-25-2014

Abstract

My composition, Maitreya, combines vocal synthesis techniques with the theoretical concept of Deep Listening. This essay discusses developments in vocal synthesis and digital signal processing (DSP) software that can be performed in real-time and contributed to my composition. Deep Listening involves meditative practices to make one more aware of sounds that are both audible and inaudible. The composition utilizes recordings of male and female voices that recite poetry, chant, and are phase-vocoded.

The composition also features various DSP techniques, and a custom-built modular synthesizer. The composition has three sections that were compiled and edited in Ableton Live 8.2.2.

Identifier

FI14040802

Included in

Composition Commons

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