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Compositions Inspired By David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest
This thesis is a collection of seven jazz compositions that are based on, or otherwise inspired by, David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest. The compositions attempt to engage the novel in a way that makes use of the ...
Non-Isochronous Meter: A Study of Cross cultural practice, analytic technique, and implications for jazz pedagogy
This dissertation examines the use of non-isochronous (NI) meters in jazz compositional and performative practices (meters as comprised of cycles of a prime number [e.g., 5, 7, 11] or uneven divisions of non-prime cycles ...