Date of Graduation
Master of Music (MM)
Second Committee Member
Communication and the arts; Die Lebendigen und die Todten; Modernism; Orchestral scores; Original composition
In Autumn Rhythm is a twelve-minute work for orchestra inspired by the improvisational processes and artistic outlook of American painter Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956). Pollock's work Autumn Rhythm manifests itself in this piece as a web of dense, improvisatory counterpoint that emphasizes aggregate texture over clear linear designs. The form is delineated by a metric palindrome extrapolated from the symmetrical rhythmic design of the opening section.
Thompson, Daniel Joseph, "In Autumn Rhythm" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 784.