spectral music designer
kenn mcsperitt constructs musical designs based on spectral analysis and phonetics for standard orchestration...

mcsperitt has devised a system of orchestration, which he calls Phonetic Composition, that fuses phonetic science, phonological features, and spectral analysis of speech sounds to produce a unique style of design in art music... 

compositions based on spectral analysis and phonetics range in effect from direct, literal transcriptions of spoken and sung texts, to artistic renderings, often scaling phonetic events to grand proportions in order to more accurately mirror the transience of speech sounds.

the most recent Phonetic Composition completed is a work entitled Perigee and Apogee for chamber orchestra, which applies Spectral Mass, Sound Color, and Phonetic-Event techniques in each of three movements... the text on which the composition is based is taken from the poem 'Moonlight' by John Kenyon... the movements are I. On Such A Night It Was, II. Chase Away Those Clouds, and III. Unconquered Relics...

mcsperitt is pursuing a D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Oklahoma, researching under the supervision of composers Dr. Marvin Lamb and Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis... mcsperitt received his M.M. in Composition at Stephen F. Austin State University under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Lias, Dr. Maria Grenfell, Prof. Fred Allen, and Prof. Mark Buys... B.S. degrees in Music Education and Music Business, both from Oklahoma State University, where mcsperitt studied composition with Dr. Brantley Adams and Dr. Richard Pryor.

mcsperitt enjoys late nights, challenging conversation, storm clouds, and porch time...

mcsperitt is husband of Carin, and father of Bethany, Ian, Tiernan, and Isobel, his lovelies...
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