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I. On Process II. Portfolio of Compositions

Hammond, David Andrew (2009) I. On Process II. Portfolio of Compositions. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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I. Process: In this essay, the first chapter deals with my concentration on process in music composition, which holds as much importance to my practice as a composer as does the attention given to finished pieces. I include formative experiences with the music of Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók, John Cage and Franco Donatoni. In the second chapter, I explore my own process of composing by looking into each of the ten individual pieces from my PhD Portfolio of Compositions. II. Portfolio of Compositions: 1. Elegy for Fir Tree for eight strings (2004) 2. Coyote Nocturne for flute, violin and piano (2006) 3. The Indian Fort Theatre for string quartet (2006) 4. Three Moths for flute, piano and bass clarinet (2006) 5. Catalyst of Filament for celesta, harp and harmonium (2006) 6. Twister Season for vibraphone, marimba, two pianos, cello and double bass (2006) 7. Six Journeys for bass clarinet and piano (2006/2007) 8. horrifictionalexander graham belladonna for flute, guitar and bass clarinet (2007) 9. Stalking the Unseeable Animal for flute, clarinet, piano and string quartet (2007) 10. The Lightning Bug Hour for flute, vibraphone and piano (2008)

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: music, composition, phd, process, Cage, Donatoni, Bartók, instrumental music, chamber music, portfolio, compositional technique, notation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
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
Date of Award: 2009
Depositing User: Dr. David Andrew Hammond
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-886
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/886

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