Routine and Isolation: MMus Composition Portfolio

Crase, Fred (2013) Routine and Isolation: MMus Composition Portfolio. MMus(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Contained in this thesis are four works (The Last Day, Isolation Psychosis, Routines, and Intention) and their respective commentaries, and filmed performances of the guitar-based works (Isolation Psychosis and Intention) which comprise the body of my MMus composition portfolio, completed 2013. The music in this portfolio challenges the idea of traditional guitar performance techniques (Isolation Psychosis and Intention), and binary code as a system of composition (Routines). I take a different physical approach to the instrument of guitar in order to challenge my own technical capabilities, as well as those of other performers who may wish to perform my work. This approach was also taken to generate new technique-driven musical material with interesting and beautiful results. The commentaries exist to provide both technical and psychological insight into the creation of these works.

Item Type: Thesis (MMus(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: music, guitar, extended technique, 12-string, simultaneous instruments, binary code, Max MSP, double quartet, wind quintet
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Sweeney, Professor William
Date of Award: 2013
Depositing User: Mr Fred Crase
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4732
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 16:44
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4732
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