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dc.contributor.advisorVanderwoude, Matthew W. C. J.
dc.creatorRuiter, Edward Brian
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T12:45:47Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T12:45:47Z
dc.date.copyright2016-12-15
dc.date.issued2017-07-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/33485
dc.description.abstractThe suite of thematically distinct compositions in this thesis explore and articulate delicate social and personal issues. Specifically, the music targets a constituency of at risk youth who are embroiled in issues arising from physical and mental abuse, depression, and maladies rooted in family dysfunction. The aim of this project is to reach out to this group through music and communicate life-affirming messages of personal empowerment and agency. The pop song conventions of the compositions draw from the energy of alt-rock exemplars, Marianas Trench, Goo Goo Dolls, and Hedley, and also from the distinctive electronic dance music (EDM) textures found on current radio playlists. Musical transcriptions from a selection of contemporary artists are discussed in tandem with my compositional method (i.e., lyrics, writing techniques, studio production techniques).
dc.language.isoen
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dc.titlePop/Rock Compositions Lyrically Targeting an "At-risk" Constituency
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineMusic
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2017-07-27T12:45:47Z
dc.subject.keywordsMusic
dc.subject.keywordsComposition
dc.subject.keywordsSongwriting
dc.subject.keywordsRock
dc.subject.keywordsPop
dc.subject.keywordsEDM
dc.subject.keywordsAt-risk
dc.subject.keywordsDepression
dc.subject.keywordsAbuse


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