Portfolio of Compositions

Twynholm, Scott (2019) Portfolio of Compositions. MMus(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This commentary is concerned with a portfolio of compositional practice. With a background in contemporary electronic music, and with a current career in writing music for film, theatre and dance I commenced study with the primary aim to develop, through practice, a fluency in orchestrating musical ideas and to develop and hone a composition process. With a desire to work towards writing for orchestra and communicate effectively with musicians, I wished to investigate the application of timbral and textural experiments of my electronic practice in the acoustic domain (for example applying filters or side-chain compression in an orchestral setting) and embed more experimental practices into collaborative work. I also wished to expand my musical knowledge and gain a strong understanding of contemporary classical music and its historical and current contexts. The pieces which comprise this portfolio feed into this. They vary in scale and style yet, with an emphasis on notational detail and timbre, demonstrate a strong development in my compositional approach. In the commentary below I will further engage with what I have learned from this experience.

Item Type: Thesis (MMus(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: music, composition, film, theatre, dance, electronic, orchestral, Twynholm, portfolio of compositions, L-systems, aleatoric music, Alasdair Gray, In the Ink Dark, The Vorkapich Carrel, serialism, textural composition.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Supervisor's Name: Sweeney, Prof. William and Fells, Prof. Nicolas
Date of Award: 2019
Depositing User: Mr Scott Twynholm
Unique ID: glathesis:2019-41184
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 08:21
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 08:26
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/41184

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