In his master's thesis "Critical Discussion of Pleroma: A Digital Drama and Its Relevance to Tragic Form in Music," Stephen Lucas demonstrated the effective use of digital animation (combined with symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler) to present an original dramatic narrative that evokes both the classical form of tragedy and the concept of perceptual paradox. His work can be downloaded from our digital library system, and a copy of the dramatic text is included to supplement the multimedia production.
Stephen has presented the video work at a UNT concert and at a separate national electronic music conference. He also maintains an online video hosting page. Stephen Lucas is presently a PhD Candidate of Music Composition at UNT, and we look forward to continuing to host and make his innovative research works available as open access to our global ETDs users.
It is our great pleasure to present the very first (2013) UNT Libraries’ “Most Innovative ETD” award to Stephen Lucas.