Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
This research project provides insight into composer Lou Harrison's formative years, with particular attention given to events that would prove influential upon his later development as a composer. An overview of Harrison's compositional training with both Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg serves as a means of understanding how some of his atonal compositional techniques developed.;Theoretical analyses of two compositions from Harrison's early catalogue illustrate a synthesis of atonal procedures he used to unify the formal, intervallic, serial, melodic, and harmonic content of the selected works.
Koontz, Christopher Jason, "The Use of Controls in the Music of Lou Harrison: An Analytical Study" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3590.