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Title: Karnatic rhythmical structures as a source for new thinking in Western music
Author: Reina, Rafael
ISNI:       0000 0003 5613 0210
Awarding Body: Brunel University
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis addresses the issues of how rhythm could be taught differently in the West, how the new methodology described here could impact the performance of rhythmically complex contemporary music as well as becoming the starting point of a new creative approach for improvisers and composers. The three main goals of this research are to describe South Indian (Karnatic) rhythmical concepts which could be considered sufficiently universal to be integrated with western classical and jazz aesthetics, to show how these techniques can be utilised to analyse and perform western contemporary music with more understanding and accuracy, and to demonstrate how these concepts can be integrated within a western creative framework, be it improvised or composed.
Supervisor: Wiegold, Peter Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Polyrhythm aup polypolves ; Amalgamation ; Pedagogical and creative applications ; Irregular groupings ; Common denominator as motor for developing ideas