The focus of my work as a composer during my Master’s program at the University of New Mexico from 2015 to 2018 has been multidisciplinary collaboration between artists and the exploration of timbre through the integration of improvisation and electroacoustic manipulation. Operating under the pseudonym of Steven Diaz, the musical scores contained within consist of five separate scores that exemplify this artistic pursuit. The four artists that I collaborated with over the span of three years ranged from instrumental performers to visual artists. The exploration of timbre through improvisation and electroacoustic integration stems from a desire to explore musical expression beyond conventional parameters such as melody, harmony, or rhythm.
The concluding two chapters discuss a more in-depth perspective behind my motivations with regard to collaboration and timberal exploration and how I came to focus on them through over the course of my Master’s program.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Music, Composition, Improvisation, Timbre, Collaboration.
Gomez, Steven M.. "Selected Works of Steven Matthew Gomez (Diaz) 2015-2018." (2018). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/mus_etds/28