Area of Study
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
This paper documents my summer research on the philosophy of music. Specifically, my research focused on the connection between the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and the composer Richard Wagner, as is evident in the opera Tristan und Isolde. I composed a piece of music for the University of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble attempting to utilize both a more Eastern approach to Schopenhauer's philosophy, relative to Wagner's interpretation, and to incorporate 20th century developments in musical technique, theory and language.
Zavortink, Matt B., "The Influence and Application of Eastern Philosophy in the Western Musical Tradition" (2011). Summer Research. 123.
University of Puget Sound