Event Title

Analysis of 1930s Jazz Music for Collaboration with UWM Theatre Department

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Phillip Sink

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:00 AM

Description

Our task was to create a playlist of incidental music to coincide with the UWM theatre department's production of a play. We were responsible for providing abstract information about each scene and creating a more immersive atmosphere in the theatre. The play was set in the 1930s in Chicago, and the play director requested that our style mimicked jazz music of the 1930s. Our research process began with reading the play and listening to music from the time period. We analyzed the music so we could understand its unique characteristics and use them to our advantage in the creative process. With our stylistic choices in mind, we wrote preliminary sketches to share with the director. The remaining duration of our work was to refine, record, and provide our collection of works to the director. As young composers, this type of experience is incredibly valuable. We were able to practice writing music that satisfied the expectations within a collaboration without sacrificing our own artistry. An opportunity to have one's music premiered and heard by an audience is a rarity for student composers and musicians.

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Apr 16th, 12:00 AM

Analysis of 1930s Jazz Music for Collaboration with UWM Theatre Department

Our task was to create a playlist of incidental music to coincide with the UWM theatre department's production of a play. We were responsible for providing abstract information about each scene and creating a more immersive atmosphere in the theatre. The play was set in the 1930s in Chicago, and the play director requested that our style mimicked jazz music of the 1930s. Our research process began with reading the play and listening to music from the time period. We analyzed the music so we could understand its unique characteristics and use them to our advantage in the creative process. With our stylistic choices in mind, we wrote preliminary sketches to share with the director. The remaining duration of our work was to refine, record, and provide our collection of works to the director. As young composers, this type of experience is incredibly valuable. We were able to practice writing music that satisfied the expectations within a collaboration without sacrificing our own artistry. An opportunity to have one's music premiered and heard by an audience is a rarity for student composers and musicians.