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Title: A portfolio of compositions : analysis & commentary
Author: Ford, Grant Davidson
ISNI:       0000 0004 2741 7914
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2012
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A PORTFOLIO OF COMPOSITIONS SUMMARY OF SUBMISSION This Portfolio of Compositions contains four large-scale instrumental works for a variety of ensembles and one studio work created using ambient field recordings. Each works attempts a re-evaluation of conventional performance protocols through the spatial realization of compositional elements. Notated scores and recordings are accompanied by analysis and commentary, which explores aspects of their design with specific regard to musical style, formal organization and compositionallanguage. The five pieces included in the portfolio are: 1. Spheros (Sphere) Music for Spatialised Choir and Soundtrack Duration: 10 minutes 3. Authorization Codes Music for Orchestra Duration: 12 minutes 4. Sinsearach Cainteoir (Ancient Voices) Music for Spatialised Voices and Chamber Ensemble Duration: 27 minutes 4. Helicotrema Music in Three Movements for Spatialised Mixed-Octet Duration: 20 minutes 5. Shanahan Natural Ambient Soundtrack Duration: 20 minutes This submission represents four years of critical research into my compositional praxis and a consolidation of my compositional language thus far.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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