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The Phenomenology of a Simple Song: Expression, Creativity, and the Recovery of Aesthetics
Abstract By placing aesthetics as art back within the phenomena of experience, this work seeks to recover philosophical aesthetics from the marginal position into which it has been relegated. Merleau-Ponty’s thought and ...
"And Then There Was Light": A Group of Compositions Inspired by the Universe's Creation, Its Present State, and Its Possible Fates.
The work herein contained strives to express (vocally and musically) the creation of the cosmos; whilst adhering to the most prevalent artistic (philosophical and scientific) notions of the past, present, and future. Due ...
Forces of Chaos and Anarchy: Rock Music, the New Left and Social Movements, 1964 to 1972
This dissertation engages an unresolved debate on the rock aesthetic in New Left Review, between Perry Anderson and David Fernbach while pointing toward a new dialectical social theory with which to analyze cultural form ...
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 ...
Searching for a Musical Middle Way: A Composition for Multi-traditional Percussion
This thesis aims to integrate the author's major fields of musical training through a suite of compositions that combines compositional and aesthetic elements of those traditions, namely, Japanese taiko drumming, Karnatic ...