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Charles Mingus Played Bass?: Rediscovering a Jazz Soloist Through Transcription
Bassist and composer Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was one of jazz music's most influential and prolific artists. Both his instrumental and compositional abilities were highly regarded during his life, and remain so today. ...
Press Start: Narrative Integration in 16-bit Video Game Music
Ever since Pong graced the screens of video arcades, one of the most influential interactions between technology and sound has been the video game console. Over the past decade, scholars have begun to recognize this ...
"Whatever you do, fund the band": The History and Continuing Implementation of the 1921 Iowa Band Law
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
For years, community bands had two methods of receiving the requisite funds needed for operation during the concert season: donations from local businesses or the “pass-the-hat” method. The money was used to finance ...
Influence, Innovation, and Structure: Modernist Evaluative Criteria in the Reception Histories of Charles Ives and Jean Sibelius
In 1987, Maynard Solomon published an article titled “Charles Ives: Some Questions of Veracity,” which challenged the priority and probity of Charles Ives’s technical innovations and ignited a scholarly firestorm. ...
Temporal and harmonic concerns in the music of Robert Carl
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
Robert Carl is a composer-critic based in Hartford, Connecticut. His hyphenated career has involved creating, teaching, and commenting on music for the latter half of the twentieth century up to the present. Initially ...
A Night at the Opera: Performance, Theatricality, and Identity in the Music of Queen
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
Many discussions of the rock band Queen (vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, and bassist John Deacon) reference their theatricality, yet few analyze what makes Queen’s music and ...