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Title: A portfolio of compositions
Author: Lockwood, Charles Joseph Robert
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2019
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Abstract:
A portfolio of compositions and accompanying commentary in which I explore the use of melody, harmony, and tonality within a (post-)acousmatic context. Consideration is also given to ideas of narrative, simplicity, and post-digital and glitch processing. The pieces within the portfolio are divided thematically, falling into three broad categories that function as case studies and further examine the ideas given above. The first category is of two pieces based on folk music, and explores the use of leitmotif and programmatic structure within an acousmatic context. The second category of three pieces are also based around repurposed melodic material, though derived from original compositions rather than folk song. Within these pieces, I move away from a strictly programmatic approach, but still use narrative ideas to structure the works. I also present a concept of 'framing' - examining the listener point-of-view presented by the music - and use these pieces as a case study to explore this further. The third category consists of pieces which build on ideas of simplicity in structure, with a greater exploration of drone material. These pieces also deal with incorporating some manner of external material, for example works of visual art or material by other composers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.801450  DOI: Not available
Keywords: M Music
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