Three Aspects of Art As An Allegory

by Elizabeth A. Baker

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This work is the amalgamation of eleven individual aleatoric works, which together form the larger work. The scores were expressed as a series of “decision flowcharts” whereby each performer made choices about how they wanted to proceed through “the map”; phrases were expressed in serial cells and a large degree of personal expression was encouraged. Every phrase (with the exception of the piano and drum set in this recording) was serialized both rhythmically and harmonically through the composer’s own stylized technique of serialism. The vocalists represent the surface structure of the piece, that being the familiar extrinsic elements of the musical world –The Muse, The Artist, and The Audience/The Critic. The instrumentalists represent the deeper structures of intrinsic musical language and the universe. The use of convolution reverb, particularly varied algorithms is used to create an otherworld in which each of the dramatis personae exists. The mix has been left static and automation was avoided so that the listener may experience something new in each listening by following their own ears rather than the composer’s/engineer’s predilections.

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released November 20, 2012
Elizabeth A. Baker – Composer/Engineer
Dawn Pufhal – Viola
Elizabeth A. Baker – Piano
Zachary Twitty – Bassoon
Lauren DeWitt – Horn in F
Danzel Dixon – Chimes/Marimba
Danzel Dixon – Bass Drum/TamTam
Lucas Gaskill – Timpani
Travis Young – Drum Set
Adrian Ortega – The Artist (Bass-Baritone)
Elizabeth A. Baker – The Muse (Soprano/Contralto)
Alix Faulhaber – The Audience (Contralto)
Bill Hobach – Engineer

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Elizabeth A. Baker St Petersburg, Florida

New Renaissance Artist, Schoenhut Toy Piano Artist, and lecturer. Founder and Executive Director of The New Music Conflagration, Inc. Author of Toyager, the world's first comprehensive toy piano method book. Committed to modern concert music and adding to the cultural development of communities. ... more

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