Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music

First Advisor's Name

Orlando Garcia

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee chair

Second Advisor's Name

Jacob Sudol

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Third Advisor's Name

Robert Dundas

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Keywords

music, composition, chamber, opera, drama, one act, chamber opera

Date of Defense

3-24-2017

Abstract

This thesis consists of a chamber-staged composition for soprano, baritone, modified Pierrot ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello), Colombian tiple, and fixed media, together with an analytical paper in which I discuss my compositional techniques and their historical antecedents. The composition is an interpretation of an acute schizophrenic episode of a young female patient that is committed to a mental health facility. It was inspired by the need to bring awareness about mental illness and the struggles that these patients experience every day. In this work, I explore the inclusion of a folkloric instrument, the Colombian tiple, within a classical chamber ensemble to expand the color and timbre of the sound world of the composition. In addition, I use different compositional techniques including set theory, unordered pitch collections, and choral-like polyphonic texture. The work is composed in a twenty-first century expressionistic style.

Identifier

FIDC001768

Juan mansilla - Voces - Full Score.pdf (687 kB)
Full Score of "Voces - Drama in one Act"

voces fixed.wav (194389 kB)
Fixed media file accompanying the score of "Voces"

MasterCompositionRecitalProgram.pdf (419 kB)
Master Composition Recital Program

Juan Mansilla - composition recital (complete uninterrupted recording) - November 7, 2015.mp3 (98029 kB)
Complete recording of Masters Recital (November 5, 2015)

Black Forest.MP3 (2238 kB)
Recital Piece - For Piano - Emmanuel Berrido, piano

3 Miniaturas para Tiple - I - Amanecer.mp3 (1797 kB)
Recital Piece - Juan Mansilla, tiple

3 Miniaturas para Tiple - II - Paisaje.MP3 (2030 kB)
Recital Piece - Juan Mansilla, tiple

3 Miniaturas para Tiple - III. Fiesta.MP3 (1723 kB)
Recital Piece - Juan Mansilla, tiple

The Calling.mp3 (12588 kB)
Recital Piece - for Clarinet, Viola and Piano - David Aguiar, clarinet; Pearl Fuentes, viola; Emmanuel Berrido, piano; Juan Mansilla, conductor.

Soledad - 1_Vacio.mp3 (8270 kB)
Recital Piece - for Mezzo-soprano, Violin and Viola - Glenda Fernandez-Vega, mezzo-soprano; Renata Garcia, violin; Pearl Fuentes, viola

Soledad - 2_Angustia.mp3 (7612 kB)
Recital Piece - for Mezzo-soprano, Violin and Viola - Glenda Fernandez-Vega, mezzo-soprano; Renata Garcia, violin; Pearl Fuentes, viola

Soledad - 3_Resignacion.mp3 (6810 kB)
Recital Piece - for Mezzo-soprano, Violin and Viola - Glenda Fernandez-Vega, mezzo-soprano; Renata Garcia, violin; Pearl Fuentes, viola

A Dream.mp3 (14464 kB)
Recital Piece - Fixed Media, Stephanie Mansilla, recorded voice

Voces.mp3 (26417 kB)
Recital Piece and Thesis work - Drama in One Act for Soprano, Baritone and Chamber ensemble - Katherine Maichel, soprano; Roberto Lopez-Trigo, baritone; Diana Fernandez, flute; David Aguiar, clarinet; Renata garcia, violin; Pearl Fuentes, viola; Sada Adam, cello; Emmanuel Berrido, piano; Juan Mansilla, tiple; Paul-James Trevor Webster, conductor.

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