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Playing with technology - an approach to composition

McDonald, Iain (2007) Playing with technology - an approach to composition. MMus(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Approaches to the use of technology in music composition can be organised into two categories characteristic of the concepts of bricoleur and engineer as found in Claude Levi-Strauss' "The Savage Mind". This paper begins by arguing that the engineer approach is of more importance to the future of technology in music composition. It then documents the creation of five pieces, each intimately entwined with the use of technology and utilizing an engineer approach, outlining their associated intentions, technical implementations and concerns. Finally, the ambiguous nature of the role of composer in these pieces is outlined and discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (MMus(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
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: 2007
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:2007-669
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:24
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/669

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