Document Type

Honors Thesis


Jazz Studies


Dan Barrett

Committee Members

Jack Burt, Beth Wiemann

Graduation Year

May 2023

Publication Date

Spring 2023


On March 6th, 2023, I presented a creative thesis titled “Bike Ride” in Minsky Recital Hall. This experience was the culmination of my work beginning in the spring of 2022, and it featured a set of live small ensemble charts (informed largely by Jazz vocabulary) which I set to a collection of film photographs I took on late night walks through campus. In the production and execution of “Bike Ride”, my goal was to examine the emotional power of liminal spaces as they are defined in both Psychology and Photography. The resulting performance, which was re-exhibited in the Collins Center for the Arts as part of the Student Symposium this spring, is a spiraling journey which represents my cherished time in the curious city of Orono, ME.


"Bike Ride" (41 min):