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9. Mar 2022
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Disputation: Zachary James Bresler: Immersed in Pop! Technology, composition, and reception in popular music

Zachary James Bresler of the Faculty of Fine Arts the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Immersed in Pop! Excursions into Compositional Design» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Wednesday 9 March 2022. (Photo: Private)

Zachary James Bresler of the Faculty of Fine Arts the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Immersed in Pop! Excursions into Compositional Design» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Wednesday 9 March 2022. (Photo: Private)

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9 Mar
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Zachary James Bresler of the Faculty of Fine Arts the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Immersed in Pop! Excursions into Compositional Design» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Wednesday 9 March 2022. 

He has followed the PhD-programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder, with specialisation in Popular Music Performance.

Read the summary of the thesis by Zachary James Bresler:

 

The trial lecture and the public defence will take place at Auditorium B2 003, Campus Kristiansand and online via the Zoom conferencing app, on this link:

https://uiano.zoom.us/j/66126105968?pwd=SGI0bVNyVzBpeU9qS2lud1d0cTlGUT09

Dean Marit Wergeland, Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder, will chair the disputation.

The trial lecture Wednesday 09 March at 15:30 hours 

Public defence Wednesday 09 March at 17:15hours

 

Given topic for trial lecture«The trial lecture should address two main areas:

  1. If the immersive can be “anything,” what then allows an analysis to highlight it? What signifies the immersive in form, function, composition, experience, or reading? How must terms such as flow, immersion, absorption, and interaction be more clearly defined in order to create building blocks for a “musicology of immersion”? And what is required of an analytical project that teaches us about artists’ immersive works and experiences?
  2. If your premise is that the immersive is not defined by a technology or an intention but, theoretically, by an experience which can be derived from any situation, what considerations – in terms of unequal access to the feeling of safety – must be included in the cultural, political, economic, and music-theoretical analysis of immersion?»

Thesis Title: «Immersed in Pop! Excursions into Compositional Design»

Search for the thesis in AURA - Agder Univer

sity Research Archive, a digital archive of scientific papers, theses and dissertations from the academic staff and students at the University of Agder.

The thesis is available here:

 

The CandidateZachary James Bresler: (Killeen, Texas, USA 1989 - grew up in Pierce, Nebraska, USA) Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance (minor in Music Technology) University of Nebraska in Lincoln (2012) Master of Music Performance, University of Nebraska in Omaha (2014). Present position: Assistant Professor in music production and recording, University of Stavanger.

Opponents:

First opponent: Professor Emeritus Derek B. Scott, School of Music, University of Leeds, UK

Second opponent: Professor Philip Auslander, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Professor Nina Sun Eidsheim, University of Agder /The Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California Los Angeles, USA, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment committee.

Supervisors in the doctoral work were Professor Stan Hawkins (main supervisor) and Jon Marius Aareskjold-Drecker (co-supervisor in the first part of the doctoral work)

What to do as an audience member:

The disputation is open to the public. Follow the trial lecture and the public defence on this link:

https://uiano.zoom.us/j/66126105968?pwd=SGI0bVNyVzBpeU9qS2lud1d0cTlGUT09

A Zoom-link will be returned to you. (Here are introductions for how to use Zoom: support.zoom.us if you cannot join by clicking on the link.)

We ask audience members to join the virtual trial lecture at 15:20 at the earliest and the public defense at 17:05 at the earliest. After these times, you can leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. Further, we ask audience members to turn off their microphone and camera and keep them turned off throughout the event. You do this at the bottom left of the image when in Zoom. We recommend you use ‘Speaker view’. You select that at the top right corner of the video window when in Zoom.

Opponent ex auditorio:

The chair invites members of the public to pose questions ex auditorio in the introduction to the public defense, with deadlines. It is a prerequisite that the opponent has read the thesis. Questions can be submitted to the chair Marit Wergeland on e-mail marit.wergeland@uia.no