Composition in improvisation: forms and otherwise.
PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.
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This is a folio of compositions that interferes with composition and improvisation in
practice and in theory. A resistance to theme and content is countered by proposing a
very broad conception of form that brings into play anthropological and philosophical
examples as well as a questioning of traditional musical forms. The pieces in general
propose ways of composing and playing otherwise. The scores are interspersed with
texts which engender relationships and patterns of thought pertinent to the workings
of the pieces such that a critical position is articulated without resorting to longwinded
argument. Audio recordings of the pieces are included at the rear of the
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