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Human Becoming

for 2 percussion, 2 pianos, and fixed stereo electronics (c. 10')

Human Becoming takes its name from Rosemarie Rizzo Parse’s nursing theory of “Human Becoming.” The theory was first published as “Man-Living-Health” theory in 1981, and renamed to “Human Becoming” in 1992. The theory serves as an alternative to most other nursing theories’ biological, psychological, social, and spiritual approaches. Parse rates quality of life based on each patient’s self-perspective and personal goals. The theory is based on three main concepts—meaning, rhythmicity, and transcendence, which each form a separate section of the music. “Meaning” refers to human priorities being influenced by lived experiences. “Rhythmicity” states that an individual “co-creates” with their environment, forming rhythmic patterns and relationships based on life values and the frameworks that self-perspective put on the universe. “Transcendence” gives the idea of a person’s constant self-transformation, by reaching beyond an assumed limitation to open new possibilities.

                                                                                                                                  Cory Brodack
                                                                                                                                   January 2021

premiered by and written for icarus Quartet
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