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Title: Contemporary vocal music : language, technology and contemporary vocal music of Finland
Author: Kay, Marja Liisa
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis is centred on a number of contemporary vocal performances and projects I encountered, and often single-handedly organised, during years of study and exploration. An introduction provides insights as to how I came to connect my original performance research goals with additional subject matters in an effort to provide a more complete illustration of the broad span of the music at hand. The bulk of this submission lies within the recordings of performances, which are supported by three exploratory chapters that discuss the relationships of the works to one another. The first chapter examines Finnish contemporary vocal music from a performer's point of view. Following this are two chapters that look at selected vocal works of two of the most internationally famous composers today, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho, in juxtaposition with an array of non-Finnish composition that share common themes. These chapters are accompanied by five audio CDs and one DVD, an extensive listing of recording tracks and performances, programmes and notes from all relevant concerts, press releases and reviews where applicable. An afterword sums up conclusions I arrived at regarding the role ofthe contemporary vocal artist and our responsibilities to the future of musical art.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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