Portfolio of compositions

Clay, Jeremy David (2012). Portfolio of compositions. University of Birmingham. M.Mus


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[img] 01_Contraction_[workshop,_not_final_version].mp3
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[img] 02_Until_the_Middle.mp3
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This thesis and portfolio of compositions is an investigation into the possibilities of reusing ideas from past music, specifically those used in the field of dance. It looks at the role neoclassical ideas can have in postmodern music, particularly the reworking of Stravinskian techniques. Alongside this it investigates the ways in which postmodern composers can engage their audience (including the use of rhythmic repetition and ostinati and recognisable patterns) and the role of the performer. It also looks into the role of the musical work in an holistic way, considering the perceptions of the audience in live performance, particularly with regards the visual aspect of a performance. In addition, the ideas of Roger Scruton regarding the act of listening and understanding music are investigated, and his notion of 'dancing in an imagined space' is explored.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Mus)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Mus
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music, Department of Music
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3237


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