Date of Award
Master of Music
Dr. Lisa Coons
Dr. Maria Cristina Fava
Dr. Carter Rice
music, composition, electroacoustic, electronics, string quartet
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Mal_Functions is a four-movement work for string quartet and live electronic that takes as its subject the timbrally rich and expansive acoustic capabilities of a string quartet and twists, warps, and expands upon them with the addition of the live electronic processing. The addition of electronics acts as only an extension of the performer, and therefore, appears to be generated by the performers themselves - as opposed to the computer. The overall goal of this piece is to take a well-established object of the musical past (the string quartet) and add to it something from the present day (live electronic processing).
Lupp, Elliott Andrew, "Mal_Functions for String Quartet and Live Electronics" (2019). Master's Theses. 4311.