Music Composition Portfolio and Commentary

Wagner, Alessio (2022) Music Composition Portfolio and Commentary. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This practice-based research project explores the development of a compositional approach that begins with an interest in sonifying biological patterns. It utilises an emergent, exploratory methodology that draws on a variety of contexts—including acousmatic music, metaphor, psychedelics and electronica—which are combined through a portfolio consisting of six musical works. More specifically, the emergence of a sonic typology that involves experimentation, prior musical experience(s), and a revitalising process originating in reflections of biological patterns plays a central role in the development of the portfolio. It culminates in a multiscale approach to musical composition where strands of materials, ideas and techniques coalesce.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: A practice-based research project comprising a commentary and portfolio consisting of seven musical works.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Supervisor's Name: Fells, Professor Nick and Harris, Dr. Louise
Date of Award: 2022
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2022-83027
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 08:40
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2022 12:02
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.83027

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