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Title: Folio of compositions
Author: Clarke, Desmond
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2015
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The ten works presented here were composed between early 2012 and early 2015. They chart a process of experimentation, development and clarification with regards to my personal approach to composition and share a broad set of musical ideas. The works are diverse in terms of forces, aesthetics and sound-worlds, but are unified by the application of musical dialectics that can be metaphorically traced back to the investigation of human perception, an interest which ultimately derives from my experiences as a performer of notated and improvised music. This investigation is represented practically, descriptively, and metaphorically in various ways across the folio. This is not a scientific study: my own curiosity about the conscious and unconscious processes which shape one’s perception of the world provided a starting point for the construction of a set of musical relationships. These formative dialectics may provoke a listener to think about perceptual phenomena, or they may have an entirely different effect.
Supervisor: Suckling, Martin Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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