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Title: Singularity through plurality : a portfolio of compositions
Author: Pace, Reuben
ISNI:       0000 0004 2720 0790
Awarding Body: Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2011
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This portfolio of compositions which consists of six acoustic works for different ensembles I has the following research question as it's primary target: 'How do 1 integrate the influences and techniques from different styles and idioms 1 have worked in into one seamless mechanism which creates a singular, individual, personal musical identity without this identity taking the form of a random montage? ' This target is achieved through the employment of different compositional techniques. Some of these techniques, such as the numeric serial processes explained in detail in the foreward to the portfolio, have been used by other composers. In this case the individuality lies not only in the ways these techniques have been applied but also in the way they have been integrated with other compositional tools. This unique method of integration is based on my personal musical philosophy. Other techniques are quite innovative, outstanding amongst such techniques is that of morphing which I feel is the most original contribution that this portfolio presents in the realm of pluralism. This technique is gradually developed throughout the portfolio (as are other tools) and as can be heard it is very effective in creating a musical identity which is singular not only through the plurality of musical idioms present but also thanks to the plurality of techniques employed to mould these musical idioms and influences into a singular musical entity - hence the title 'Singularity through Plurality '.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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