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Title: Abstracted materials : a composition portfolio
Author: Rossi, Mark
ISNI:       0000 0004 5371 2319
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2014
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This commentary will discuss the main concepts behind the electroacoustic music in the composition portfolio: Abstracted Materials. Produced between the years of 2008 to 2013 at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, these acousmatic works will be framed within various contexts, from the practical to the theoretical. Occasionally, the analysis will centre upon the strategies and methods applied to the formal aspects of the compositions and also consider ideas associated with listening as an integral aspect of sound art practice. During the time I attended the Sonic Arts Research Centre, the research encountered many shifts: from the psychoacoustic aspects of a sound, or sound making activity as a source of inspiration, to the intuitive use of materials that formed my personal associations with a musical process. This document attempts to weave a narrative from these experiences. My goal is to explain these musical concepts and to faithfully record the process of producing this portfolio of acousmatic works.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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