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Title: Portfolio of compositions
Author: Shahov , Pande
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 2013
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This portfolio of compositions includes nine pieces, most of which relate to Macedonian folk music. Some compositions quote entire folk songs while others only excerpts; some employ variation and estrangement as compositional tools, without relation to specific folk songs. The harmonic language developed in the earlier pieces often relates to jazz, as I wanted to explore the value of applying established jazz voicing techniques outside their usual context. Towards the end of the research process, I tried to establish my own harmonic vocabulary, independent of jazz influence, As I turned my focus from harmony to melody, I chose heterophonic textures as a starting point for the transformation of the melodic and rhythmic material. My aim was to explore the potential of a single melodic line as the main generator of all development by expanding its contours and breaking its harmonic background.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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