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Humanasonics: Compositions Inspired by Anthropological Human Universals
Human universals are the commonalitiesthe onenessof mankind, and anthropology is charged with their study. Universals form a general, immutable foundational theory of humanity. The purpose of this thesis is to show how ...
The Effects of Musical Expertise on Sensory Processing
The goal of this thesis was to assess sensorimotor musical experience and its impact on the way that individuals perceive and interact with real-world musical stimuli. Experiment #1 investigated multisensory integration ...
Schopenhauer's Psychological Worldview: History, Philosophy and Relevance
The complete philosophical works of Arthur Schopenhauer are explored through a comprehensive psychological reading that intends to highlight the holistic theories of human nature that amount to a pessimistic and metaphysical ...
What Moves You? Raving at the Confluence of Musical Space, Headspace, Temporal Space, and Cultural Space
This study is an ethnographic investigation of rave and its culture, focusing on the motivational structures of individuals within the community. The aim of the study is to better understand the nature and form of raves ...
Artist Growth of a Singer-Songwriter: A Personal Testimonial
This thesis is a study of creativity with attention placed on the personal experience of myself as a songwriter. It contains a personal account of my experiences with relation to music, my chosen artistic medium, in ...