Date of Award
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music: Jazz and University Honors
Music & Theater
Music, Bulgaria, Archetype, Jazz, Composition, Jung
The confluence of several disciplines is explored through the investigation of archetypes, stories, folklore, and myths within the realm of music composition. This research aims to draw fresh conclusions which contend with some of the meanings of being a human. All research is done in conjunction with the creation of a new body of compositions written and arranged for piano, upright bass, and drum set. The academic objective of these pieces is to combine many of the salient characteristics of Bulgarian Folk music with those of Black American music. The supporting research in this essay examines centuries of migration, conflict, and resilience experienced by the two traditions, respectively, while also examining the significance of a threatened collective identity as an impetus for storytelling, spirituality, and a heightened presence of the Jungian Self.
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Georgiev, Wes C., "Archetype, Story, and Myth within Bulgarian Folklore and Black American Music" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1262.
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