Date of Award
Master of Music (MM)
Modes of Infernal Rave Dancing is a lively and compact orchestral work combining many elements that would not otherwise belong together. It applies 20th-century harmonic techniques to a simple dance melody as one would hear in the electronic dance genre. The piece begins by emphasizing one pitch, and gradually adds more pitches before presenting the main melody. Each section builds to segments with harsh dissonances. The entire piece relies on the rhythmic pulse, which creates a sense of urgency in the beginning, nearly disappears in the middle, and returns energetically at the finale. My hope is that this work is suitable as a witty beginning or conclusion to any orchestral concert.
Winge, Kyle J., "Modes of Infernal Rave Dancing: for Orchestra" (2021). Graduate Thesis Collection. 535.