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Title: Music and emptiness : portfolio of original musical compositions and accompanying written commentary
Author: Ho, Carmen
ISNI:       0000 0004 7432 8009
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2018
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This portfolio of nine compositions traces the composer’s compositional development from an emphasis on the timbral qualities of individual instruments (Shimmer for solo cello, Psithurism for solo flute and Three Watches of the Night for bass clarinet) through to the handling of large sound masses of choral and orchestral forces (An Unbroken Vow and Saṃsāra respectively). Underpinning almost all the compositions is an interest in Buddhist philosophy, specifically the concept of ‘emptiness’. The portfolio is accompanied by a Commentary which describes the principle technical features of the works and places them in the context of both the composer’s musical development and in a wider field of related contemporary musical practice.
Supervisor: Pickard, John Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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