Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
Andrea Preister Houde
This paper introduces the hyperscale, defines terminology that is new or potentially ambiguous, examines historical scales which may be a hyperscale or not (with examples when available), introduces two synthetic hyperscales created by the author, tells the story behind their creation through an analysis of an original piece by the author that uses both scales, compares the scale characteristics and composition techniques used in the piece with those of another piece written by a contemporary composer, and finally offers some concluding thoughts on the future of the hyperscale in art music. Because relatively little scholarship exists for this topic, this paper serves as both an introduction and an analysis of various approaches in the creation of hyperscales and of the use of existing hyperscales.
Brown, Douglas Wayne, "Hyperscales: Analysis, Historical Uses, and Possible Applications in Contemporary Music Composition" (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7406.