Creator

Todd Swingle

Advisor

Elwood, Paul

Committee Member

Reddick, Carissa

Committee Member

Garcia, Socrates

Committee Member

Stewart, Connie

Department

College of Performing and Visual Arts; Composition

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2019

Extent

98 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Chroma is an original composition for violin, cello, vibraphone, and interactive electronics that uses sound to create and control visual images. Using Max/MSP/Jitter, Chroma tracks the pitch and amplitude of the live performers and uses the data to construct a visual representation of the music that is projected onto a screen behind the performers. The music utilizes the color associations of the composer to create a narrative that exists both in sound and in the generated visual images. It explores links between music and emotions and how those links can be portrayed through color and images.

Degree type

DA

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Swingle_unco_0161D_10789.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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