Mystic Chord Harmonic and Light Transformations in Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus
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This thesis seeks to explore the voice leading parsimony, bass motion, and chromatic extensions present in Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus. Voice leading will be explored using Neo-Riemannian type transformations followed by network diagrams to track the mystic chord movement throughout the symphony. Bass motion and chromatic extensions are explored by expanding the current notion of how the luce voices function in outlining and dictating the harmonic motion. Syneathesia will also be examined as a composition device used to create the light, harmony, and drama of Prometheus.