|Institution:||California State University – East Bay|
|Degree:||MAin Music Composition|
|Keywords:||Chamber orchestra music – Scores|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/137875|
Level Inflation is a 10-minute-long single movement chamber orchestra piece. Instrumentation is for a standard size chamber orchestra consisting of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 B-flat clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 C Trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 percussionist, 6 first violins, 6 second violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, and 3 double basses (220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, perc., 22.214.171.124.3). It was written during the winter and spring of 2013, and part of winter 2014. The piece is inspired by the idea of expansion and retraction. A variety of twentieth century compositional techniques in the western classical tradition are utilized throughout the piece, prominently including: phasing rhythms; rhythmic augmentation and diminution; and additive and subtractive rhythms. The complete score is included in the work.