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Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

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Doctoral Dissertation


Fine Arts


Music Performance

First Advisor

Dr. Dieter Hennings


This dissertation provides insights into the compositional style of the Mexican composer Juan Trigos (b. 1965) and his brand-new work for solo guitar: Relojerías Sensibles (2022). Included in this document is a brief biography of the composer, commentaries about other of his works, as well as a description of his musical concept: Abstract Folklore. The main purpose of this research is to introduce the reader to Trigos’ artistic universe as well as provide a performance guide that may facilitate the understanding and learning process of his new solo piece. In addition, the first two appendices are dedicated to a catalog of Trigos’ works featuring guitar and an interview containing a variety of questions about his life, musical philosophy, and the new piece.

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