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Title: A portfolio of original compositions
Author: Deery, Aidan
ISNI:       0000 0004 5372 5793
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis supports and discusses a portfolio of original compositions. These works investigate compositional and aesthetic approaches that contribute to, and extend the understanding of, soundscape composition. The portfolio includes seven original compositions: En Route, Residual Sileiter, Coast, Balconry, Arcando, Cold Wood, and Amalgam_Mac. These works are presented in a variety of formats, including stereo and multi -channel fixed medium compositions, collaborative and interactive scenarios for instrument and live electronics, as well as laptop ensemble with network activity. The works of the portfolio are discussed in the context of theoretical issues that relate to soundscape composition. This thesis also highlights recording techniques and compositional approaches in individual pieces, as well as identifying common threads throughout the portfolio. Included are in depth discussions of each piece, as well as prominent issues that arose throughout the research, such as the use of the composer's presence as a musical and communicative device, as well as the extension of soundscape composition practice to incorporate instrumentation and other practices within collaborative contexts.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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