Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Dr. Lisa Renee Coons

Second Advisor

Dr. Christopher Biggs

Third Advisor

Dr. Maria Cristina Fava


Composition, music, solo compositions, fixed media, live electronics

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This thesis includes a collection of pieces composed for 0 or 1 performers – unaccompanied solo, solo and electronics or fixed media. The compositions for solo instruments include “Unnest” for bassoon solo, premièred by Ariane Petri during the V Congress of Music and Mathematics in 2020, and “Assemblage” for baritone saxophone solo, premièred by Erin Rogers in 2020. “Reizantwort” is a composition for viola and electronics which was first recorded by Laura Parra in summer 2020. Finally, "Discontinuous Mediation I" and "Discontinuous Mediation II" are fixed media compositions that were composed in Summer 2020 and Spring 2021, respectively. This collection of pieces for 0-1 performers demonstrates my current greatest interests in composition and how I engage with it