Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
School of Music
The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the immediate impact of the coronavirus pandemic through a composer’s lens. It will examine the impact through a variety of means, considerably: interviews of those with first-hand experiences, analyses of prominent adaptable works, and self-analysis of how my own process adapted to meet the moment.
After discovering the Composers Repertoire Initiative and being commissioned to write a concerto by Eduard Teregulov, I wrote a cello concert. The central chapter features the Rougarou Concerto, a cello concerto with accompanying flex ensemble, written for Eduard Teregulov. The work was written over ten months through multiple rehearsals and collaboration sessions with Eduard. It cumulated in a video and audio recording where Eduard shot and edited the film while I mixed and mastered the audio.
Wilson, Thomas, "The Rougarou Concerto and Initial Observations of the Flex Ensemble" (2021). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5604.