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In from the Rain is a collection of songs and interludes for mezzo-soprano, two clarinets, piano, five part female choir, three cellos, contrabass and computer. There are multiple ways the piece may be performed; with live musicians and live computer manipulation in quadraphonic sound (4.0) or the playback of the studio recording as performed by Sarah Horick, Sarah Gaskins, Courtney Mourie, and Katy Vickers. The studio recording exists stereo (2.0) and surround sound (5.1) formats. At this time in 2008, a computer is required to perform In from the Rain with live musicians. An Apple Powermac G5 with a 2.0 GHz processor and two gigabytes of RAM is recommended. Along with a computer, a bundle of Waves plug-ins is necessary for live processing of the performing musicians. The recommended bundle is the Waves Renaissance Bundle. The score contains a musical transcription of the prerecorded percussion and live processing. The Appendix contains a detailed account of each plug-in and their intricate settings. This will allow for each effect to be recreated in the future as technology evolves. The use of a conductor is recommended when performing with live musicians. All text was taken from the poetry of Sara Pennington.
A Dissertation submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Music.
Includes bibliographical references.
Mark Wingate, Professor Directing Dissertation; Benjamin Koen, Outside Committee Member; Ladislav Kubik, Committee Member; Clifton Callender, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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