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I played | here for you | like so | now | listen good. On disrupting the exchange in sound composition and reception

Campbell, Iain Findlay (2010) I played | here for you | like so | now | listen good. On disrupting the exchange in sound composition and reception. MMus(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The following commentary focuses on the discussion of a developing research practice in sound composition which seeks to apprehend reception context by prioritising acts of ‘reading’ in both the generation and (re)presentation of materials. In particular, this commentary reflects on the development of compositional methods based on: the recording (documentation) of everyday, arbitrary action and events; the editing of recorded materials, and the restaging of materials in contexts which work to destabilise the ‘readability’ and coherence of an emergent ‘work’. By relating this developing practice to examples of minimal, acousmatic and electroacoustic composition, and those of post-modern theory, minimal art and contemporary theatre, this commentary will summarise an cross-disciplinary research practice motivated towards problematising both reception context, and ‘completeness’, as they pertain to ‘music’ - as object, event, and idea.

Item Type: Thesis (MMus(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Supervisor's Name: Fells, Dr. Nick
Date of Award: 2010
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-3566
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:08
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/3566

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