Roomful of Teeth Composition Project – Optional

Roomful of Teeth will be performing your works on the Tuesday, February 26, 2013 concert at the Beinecke Library! Students in Music 312/412/490 are invited to write a work for this concert. To participate, you must submit the following materials on the indicated dates.

*NOTE* This is a competition. Complete Submission #1. We will judge the submissions then invite 6 to 8 of you to complete a piece for the Beinecke Concert.

*CONTACT* Dr. A (kathryn.alexander@yale.edu) or Prof. G (stephen.gorbos@yale.edu) anytime with any questions!

Dates and Deadlines

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
Attend the demo by Roomful of Teeth. Study the resource scores and recordings that we provided you. Find them in the classesv2 Composition Seminar Resources folder! See Resources Folder below.

Monday, December, 17, 2012 – Submission #1
Submit a minimum of 1 minute of vocal music as a .pdf file along with an accompanying audio file generated from your notation score. Also, submit your current bio (150 word count) at the same time.

Here’s what’s required for Submission #1:
1. Compose for either vocal duo, trio or quartet.
2. Use this Gertrude Stein text: ”Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”
3. Modulate once to either a chromatic third or tritone relationship.
4. Use mixed meter.
5. Motivic coherence throughout! Each of your motives must use at least three different rhythmic note values.

Thursday, January, 10, 2013 – Submission #2
Submit your completed piece as a .pdf file along with an accompanying audio file generated from your notation score. See the Final Requirements below. Also, submit your program notes (150 word count) at the same time.

Thursday, January, 17, 2013 – Submission #3
Submit your final, revised piece as a .pdf file along with an accompanying audio file generated from your notation score. See the Final Requirements below.

Final Requirements for Submissions #2 & #3

1. Write for vocal duo, trio or quartet as assigned.
2. Choose from the designated texts that we provide you.
3. Use modal mixture.
4. Modulate at least twice; once to a chromatic third relationship and once to the tritone.
5. Use mixed meter.
6. Motivic coherence throughout! Each of your motives must use at least three different rhythmic note values.
7. 4′-5′ in length.

Approved Text or Image Resources

These resources are all available, via the links below, through the Beinecke Online Digital Collections

Authors: click on the bottom left “see all images” link for each entry
Gertrude Stein Papers
William Carlos Williams Papers
Langston Hughes Papers
Walt Whitman Papers
Fillipo Marinetti

Collections:
Remembering Shakespeare
Digital Collections on Alchemy
The most peculiar history of the Chewing Gum Man (click the picture, then “see all images in this collection”)
Beinecke Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosity

Other Options:
You may explore the other Beinecke Blogs, as well as their podcast collection, for materials. Use this link.
If interested in a specific topic, do a topical search via this link and find an item to write your piece on in the Beinecke Digital Collections.

Roomful of Teeth Resources Folder (classesv2 server)

1. Roomful Ranges – .pdf
2. Teeth Technique Sheet – .pdf
3. Scores and Recordings for these works:

AEIOU
Amid the Minotaurs
Ansa Ya
Cesca’s View
Courante
Montmartre
No
Passacaglia
Quizassa
There Will Be
Vespa Sparrow

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