Ross School - Senior Project 2013

 

Student: Pablo Kozatch

Mentor: Adam Judd

Domains: Music

Faculty Grader: Robert Davies

 

Documentation of Product

 

Title: Chopin Jazz

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Exhibition & Presentation Summary

Performance of product:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkEkADmuKQQ

 

Powerpoint presentation:

index_files/SPpres.pptx

 

 

Presentation: For my senior project I wrote a short essay about how harmony changed during the shift from Modern to Contemporary Classical Music. The defining characteristic of Contemporary Music is composersÕ ability to borrow elements from any culture and time period. I constructed a jazz arrangement of ChopinÕs Nocturne Op.9 No.2 in E flat major to demonstrate this integration of musical style. I took ChopinÕs original composition and changed the time signature so it could swing like a jazz song. I also reharmonized it, assigning chords to each measure to allow for jazz improvisation. I performed the song on the double bass with the accompaniment of piano and guitar. Overall, my project presents contemporary harmony as an emergent property of musical history, and explores how technology has affected the way composers and musicians create music.

Works Consulted

 

 

Chopin, FrˇdˇricNocturnes Opus 9 No. 2. 1830.

 

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Katz, Mark. Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music. Berkeley: University of California, 2010. Print.

Kramer, Jonathan D. "The Nature and Origins of Musical Postmodernism." Postmodern Music/postmodern Thought. By Judith Irene. Lochhead and Joseph Henry Auner. New York: Routledge, 2002. N. pag. Print.

Moore, Douglas. A Guide to Musical Styles, from Madrigal to Modern Music. New York: W.W. Norton, 1962. Print.

"Music Recording". Encyclop¾dia Britannica. Encyclop¾dia Britannica Online. Encyclop¾dia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2013 .