Music, School of


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Tom Larson

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A Masters Thesis Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Music, Major: Music, Under the Supervision of Professor Tom Larson. Lincoln, Nebraska: April, 2020

Copyright 2020, Eric Howell


‘We Met at the Edge’ is a collaboration between composer Eric Howell and visual artist Marcela Rodriguez based on a reimagining of the Major Arcana of the Tarot cards. Each card is presented with all new modern interpretations of the original art as well as approximately one minute of music that reflects its unique meanings. Additionally, each card is capable of being looped on itself to create the illusion of being a seamless moment in time, while simultaneously being able to elide into the next card in the sequence. ‘We Met at the Edge’ is meant to be listened to as a live performance as well as a digital recording on social media platforms like Instagram that showcase the piece’s ability to loop and flow between cards.

Advisor: Tom Larson

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