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Suspiciously Significant Nonsense: A (Queer) Analysis of John Weinzweig's Private Collection Through Lip-Synced Performance

Suspiciously Significant Nonsense: A (Queer) Analysis of John Weinzweig's Private Collection Through Lip-Synced Performance

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Title: Suspiciously Significant Nonsense: A (Queer) Analysis of John Weinzweig's Private Collection Through Lip-Synced Performance
Author: Lomax, Anthony Caleb
Abstract: This thesis presents two different analyses of John Weinzweigs Private Collection, a
group of nine songs for soprano and piano that was completed in 1975. The first analysis is text-based and draws on the existing literature, my own reading of the score, and archival research. The second is a performance-based analysis focused on a lip-synced performance of Mary Lou Fallis and Monica Gaylords recording of the composition, which I personally directed. I also draw upon data collected from audience surveys and performer interviews in this analysis. Here I consider various layers of performativity in Private Collection and ground my work in performance studies and queer scholarship. I argue that lip-syncing is a queer methodology that can illuminate the fragmented and multiple meanings that emerge from recorded music.
Subject: Performing arts
Keywords: John Weinzweig
Mary Lou Fallis
Monica Gaylord
lip-sync
Song cycle
Performativity
Music analysis
Gertrude Stein
Dada
E. E. Cummings
Private Collection
Canadian music
Art music
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35858
Supervisor: Wrazen, Louise J.
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Music
Exam date: 2018-10-29
Publish on: 2019-03-05

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