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, D. J. (2013). In Autumn Rhythm. Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/784