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Title: Block structures, multi-layering and memory : composition portfolio : commentary
Author: Peters, Nicholas Rayfield
ISNI:       0000 0004 2697 791X
Awarding Body: Brunel University
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2010
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This commentary accompanies a portfolio of nine compositions written between October 2006 and June 2009. This commentary traces the development of a range of compositional ideas throughout the portfolio. These revolve around the creation of multilayered textures where all the material and all subtle variations thereof are audible, leading to an investigation of rhythmical block durations and the role of memory. The context in which these ideas arose is provided through discussion of specific existing work that closely relates to the portfolio, in particular by John Cage, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti and Giacinto Scelsi.
Supervisor: Fox, C. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Small-scale chamber music ; Duration ; Microtonality ; Independent parts ; Minimalism