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1. Shelley, Peter James. Rethinking Minimalism: At the Intersection of Music Theory and Art Criticism.

Degree: PhD, 2013, University of Washington

By now most scholars are fairly sure of what minimalism is. Even if they may be reluctant to offer a precise theory, and even if they may distrust canon formation, members of the informed public have a clear idea of who the central canonical minimalist composers were or are. Sitting front and center are always four white male Americans: La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass. This dissertation negotiates with this received wisdom, challenging the stylistic coherence among these composers implied by the term minimalism and scrutinizing the presumed neutrality of their music. This dissertation is based in the acceptance of the aesthetic similarities between minimalist sculpture and music. Michael Fried's essay "Art and Objecthood," which occupies a central role in the history of minimalist sculptural criticism, serves as the point of departure for three excursions into minimalist music. The first excursion deals with the question of time in minimalism, arguing that, contrary to received wisdom, minimalist music is not always well understood as static or, in Jonathan Kramer's terminology, vertical. The second excursion addresses anthropomorphism in minimalist music, borrowing from Fried's concept of (bodily) presence. Relying heavily on Adriana Cavarero's philosophy of vocality, differences in bodily expression are explored within and between the music of Young and Reich. The final excursion deals with objecthood itself, disrupting the commonplace that minimalism makes no political or cultural statements. Following art critic Anna Chave, I argue that tropes of masculinity have been disguised in minimalist music by the presumption of neutrality. Masculinity, however, must be redefined with the onset of the 1960s. Following Peter Stearns and Michael Kimmel, I argue for an austere, isolationist masculinity, whose presumed omnipotence produces an immanent fragility. Reich's minimalism in particular can be distinguished from that of Riley and Young on account of its recontextualization of American masculinity. Overall this dissertation is a dissertation of difference. By attending to time, corporeality, and masculinity - subjects too often subordinated within the field of music theory - I would undermine the stabilizing and homogenizing claims implicit in the stylistic heading of "minimalism." Advisors/Committee Members: Bernard, Jonathan W (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Adriana Cavarero; Jonathan Kramer; Michael Fried; Minimalism; Minimalist Music; Minimalist Sculpture; Music; Art criticism; music

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APA (6th Edition):

Shelley, P. J. (2013). Rethinking Minimalism: At the Intersection of Music Theory and Art Criticism. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Washington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1773/24092

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Shelley, Peter James. “Rethinking Minimalism: At the Intersection of Music Theory and Art Criticism.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington. Accessed February 27, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1773/24092.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Shelley, Peter James. “Rethinking Minimalism: At the Intersection of Music Theory and Art Criticism.” 2013. Web. 27 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Shelley PJ. Rethinking Minimalism: At the Intersection of Music Theory and Art Criticism. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Washington; 2013. [cited 2020 Feb 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/24092.

Council of Science Editors:

Shelley PJ. Rethinking Minimalism: At the Intersection of Music Theory and Art Criticism. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Washington; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/24092


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2. Verban, Alison Jane. A porous field : immersive inter-media installation and blurring the boundaries of perception.

Degree: 2007, Queensland University of Technology

Through creative and theoretical research, this practice-led PhD project investigates the conditions that facilitate embodied sensory awareness within digital inter-media installation. Central to this exploration are questions concerning ‘immersion.’ The research uses this term to describe a transformation in perception that allows us to shake off representational and symbolic meaning in favour of embodied, sensory and intuitive awareness within an installation space. Drawing from embodied memories of immersion in natural and spiritual environments, I consider the elements that contributed to these experiences and ask whether it is possible to create this sense of immersion in art. I then consider the elements that produce immersive, inter-media environments including space, sound, light, and projected moving images. Drawing on theoretical and artistic precedents, I propose a set of principles for producing a sense of embodied sensory immersion. The practical outcomes of the research - three digital inter-media installations included in the exhibition, in an other light - incorporate different combinations and treatments of these material elements to investigate and test the proposed principles.

Subjects/Keywords: immersion, embodied awareness, sensory perception, multi-sensory, phenomenology, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, art and spirituality, time-based art, sound art, sound installation, projected moving image, installation, digital inter-media art; minimalist sculpture/installation, post-minimalist installation, Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Wassily Kandinsky, Fourth dimension, Pierre Schaeffer, Brian Eno, Michael Brewster, Maryanne Amacher, Bernhard Leitner, Bill Viola, Steiner Vasulka; creative practice, practice-led research

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APA (6th Edition):

Verban, A. J. (2007). A porous field : immersive inter-media installation and blurring the boundaries of perception. (Thesis). Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://eprints.qut.edu.au/19237/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Verban, Alison Jane. “A porous field : immersive inter-media installation and blurring the boundaries of perception.” 2007. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology. Accessed February 27, 2020. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/19237/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Verban, Alison Jane. “A porous field : immersive inter-media installation and blurring the boundaries of perception.” 2007. Web. 27 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Verban AJ. A porous field : immersive inter-media installation and blurring the boundaries of perception. [Internet] [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2007. [cited 2020 Feb 27]. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/19237/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Verban AJ. A porous field : immersive inter-media installation and blurring the boundaries of perception. [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2007. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/19237/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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