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Title: Notational approaches for composing and directing a non-homogeneous laptop orchestra
Author: Hewitt, Scott
ISNI:       0000 0004 5361 7792
Awarding Body: University of Huddersfield
Current Institution: University of Huddersfield
Date of Award: 2014
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Within this composition commentary, I seek to outline my practice for composing for laptop ensembles, as well as the notational approaches I have developed to facilitate composition, direction, rehearsal and ultimately performance within an intentionally non-homogeneous laptop ensemble. Illustrating the requirement to move beyond the current typical ‘application as score and meta-instrument’ paradigm, I outline my own notational approach for laptop ensemble writing and the features it offers to the operation of laptop ensembles. As a consequence of the notational approach I seek to outline the performative coding role of the player and acknowledge the compositional role it extends to the performer. These theoretical considerations are considered within the practical operation of the Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra (HELO) and its sibling HELOpg. As a consequence of these experiments I present my preference for graph and text based notations for directing the laptop performer.
Supervisor: Tremblay, Pierre Alexandre ; Clarke, Michael Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: M Music