Dr. Daniel Perttu
Assistant Professor of Music Theory and  Composition
Coordinator, Music Theory Program


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Aesthetic Vision

Dr. Daniel Perttu’s music seeks to develop aesthetic approaches to composition that were lost or overlooked in the rush to modernism.  Although his aesthetic perspective does not eschew modernist elements, it does hold that romanticism is still a vital source of unrealized artistic statements.  Though romantic at its core, his music draws from a diverse range of compositional materials, both tonal and atonal, rhythmic and free, and uses a broad spectrum of timbres.  In this aesthetic, innovation arises from the melding of the new with the traditional and from the manipulation of musical syntax and form.