Date of Graduation
Master of Music (MM)
Second Committee Member
Classical Music, Folk Music
Plains Minimalism is a set of four musical scores that seeks to reconcile classical and folk music styles in a semi-improvisatory style. In each piece, the musicians are asked to interact with each other in different ways, alternating between a specifically-notated classical score and esoteric text descriptions. Additionally, this body of work includes instruments traditionally associated with American folk music, including banjo, manolin, and acoustic guitar. Through both the textural and notational fusion, these pieces are designed to be performed by musicians with variable degrees of reading ability, thus widening access to traditional classical music spaces.
Magerkurth, M. (2022). Plains Minimalism. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4441