Date of Award
Master of Music (MM)
Since the first use of metric modulation in 1948, this technique has become a staple in Elliott Carter's rhythmic language and compositional process, being found in most of his compositions thereafter. Though most scholars share a general understanding of metric modulation, the different processes that achieve it and its functions are not documented. This thesis will compare and contrast some definitions of metric modulation, formulate a new definition, identify four different types of metric modulation, and explore four ways in which a metric modulation may function in a composition. At the end of said thesis, the usefulness of these types and functions will be demonstrated in an original analysis of Shard for Guitar Alone.
2010, Jason Adam Hobert
Hobert, Jason Adam, "Classifications and Designations of Metric Modulation in the Music of Elliott Carter" (2010). Master's Theses. 621.