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Title: Composition in improvisation : forms and otherwise
Author: Davidson, Neil
ISNI:       0000 0004 2714 6595
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2010
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This is a folio of compositions that interferes with composition and improvisation in practice and in theory. A resistance to theme and content is countered by proposing a very broad conception of form that brings into play anthropological and philosophical examples as well as a questioning of traditional musical forms. The pieces in general propose ways of composing and playing otherwise. The scores are interspersed with texts which engender relationships and patterns of thought pertinent to the workings of the pieces such that a critical position is articulated without resorting to longwinded argument. Audio recordings of the pieces are included at the rear of the document.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: M Music