Songlines and Groundlines: Music and Landform Shaping Each Other

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Songlines and Groundlines: Music and Landform Shaping Each Other

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dc.contributor.advisor Robertson, Iain en_US
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Daniel en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T17:21:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T17:21:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Shaw_washington_0250O_10642.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/20508
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines similarities in music composition and landscape architectural composition, towards establishing a hybrid practice. The thesis considers landscapes and pieces of music to both be "places", as designed experiences: music evokes a place in the imagination, while landscape architecture creates a place of the body. A literature review collects relevant research and work in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, and music. An initial design exercise evokes a landform garden designed for a site on the moon, conveyed through music. The main design work of the thesis creates a large park on a post-industrial site in Yakima, Washington. The thesis concludes that music and landscape architecture are both collaborative, flexible, improvised, and ecological types of design. In this design, bass and landform are treated as analogues, as ordering elements in a changing landcape or an improvised music. Music is also used as a way of intuitively crafting an open-ended narrative, which can be utilized to create a landscape design. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Earthworks; Land Art; Landscape Architecture; Landscape Urbanism; Music en_US
dc.subject.other Landscape architecture en_US
dc.subject.other Music en_US
dc.subject.other Landscape architecture en_US
dc.title Songlines and Groundlines: Music and Landform Shaping Each Other en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms No embargo en_US


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