Zoroastrianism, Cosmology, and Chaos: A Detailed Analysis of the Musical Composition, Druj Aeterni
Master of Music (MM)
First Advisor's Name
Orlando Jacinto Garcia
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Zoroaster, Zoroastrianism, Cosmology, Chaos, Cosmos, Music, Composition, Trelease, Druj, Orchestra
Date of Defense
Druj Aeterni is a large chamber ensemble piece for flute, clarinet, French horn, two trumpets, piano, two percussionists, string quintet, and electric bass. My composition integrates three intellectual pursuits and interests, ancient mythology, cosmology, and mathematics. The title of the piece uses Latin and the language of the Avesta, the holy book of Zoroastrianism, and comments upon a philosophical perspective based in string theory. I abstract the cosmological implications of string theory, apply them to the terminology and theology of Zoroastrianism, and then structure the composition in consideration of a possible reconciliation. The analysis that follows incorporates analytical techniques similar to David Cope’s style of Vectoral Analysis.
Trelease, Andrew T., "Zoroastrianism, Cosmology, and Chaos: A Detailed Analysis of the Musical Composition, Druj Aeterni" (2013). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 836.
Score in C
Recital-Program-Trelease edit 2.doc (46 kB)
Master Recital Program
Frozen Departures.mp3 (18726 kB)
Brainscape.mp3 (21764 kB)
Poeme Premier.mp3 (5344 kB)
Megaflex.mp3 (15609 kB)
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