Master of Music
First Advisor's Name
Orlando Jacinto Garcia
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Music, Composition, New Music, Orchestra, Ligeti, Penderecki, Sound Mass
Date of Defense
On the Creation of Matter is a ten-minute composition for orchestra in which I explore large-scale musical texture through the use of uncommon orchestral techniques. The piece is comprised of three major sections: the introduction of space and time, the event, and the culmination. Each section features new textures while retaining harmonic references to earlier material. Heavily influenced by the works of György Ligeti and Krzysztof Penderecki, On the Creation of Matter musically captures the initial stillness of space and time and follows their transformation through a major astronomical event. In On the Creation of Matter I use concepts first explored by Ligeti and Penderecki and manipulate them to create a fully original new work for the concert stage.
Poston, Paul W., "On the Creation of Matter" (2011). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 417.