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Luque Ancona, Sergio (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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A portfolio of compositions for acoustic instruments, electronic resources alone, and for acoustic instruments and live electronics. The accompanying commentary describes the aesthetic and the context of these works, their approach to form, and traces the development of the techniques used in their composition. In particular, it discusses a variety of approaches to computer-aided algorithmic composition and stochastic processes for the generation of musical elements (e.g. chord sequences, rhythmic patterns, sound structures). Included in the commentary is a description of research into stochastic synthesis, and of the development of a personal implementation of Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis and Stochastic Concatenation of Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis in SuperCollider.

Surveillance (2011) for computer 15:00
Daisy (2011) for computer 9:40
Absorbed (2010) for 2 violas 9:00
My idea of fun (2010) for clarinet, percussion and viola 7:00
Brazil (2009) for computer 8:10
Spine (2008) for English horn, percussion, violin and double bass 8:30
"Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll" was never meant to be like this (2007) for computer 9:40
Don't have any evidence (2007) for bass flute, English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass 9:30
Happy Birthday (2006/2007) for computer 8:00
Résistance (2006) for accordion 4:00
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened (2004) for bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass and live electronics 9:00

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Harrison, Jonty and Wilson, Scott
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Music, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Additional Information:

Recordings of some of the works in this thesis are available via the composer's website:

Subjects:M Music
QA76 Computer software
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3491
This unpublished thesis/dissertation is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights of the author or third parties in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this thesis/dissertation must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.
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