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Title: Block structures, multi-layering and memory. Composition portfolio: Commentary
Authors: Peters, Nicholas Rayfield
Advisors: Fox, C
Keywords: Small-scale chamber music;Duration;Microtonality;Independent parts;Minimalism
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Brunel University School of Arts PhD Theses
Abstract: This commentary accompanies a portfolio of nine compositions written between October 2006 and June 2009. This commentary traces the development of a range of compositional ideas throughout the portfolio. These revolve around the creation of multilayered textures where all the material and all subtle variations thereof are audible, leading to an investigation of rhythmical block durations and the role of memory. The context in which these ideas arose is provided through discussion of specific existing work that closely relates to the portfolio, in particular by John Cage, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti and Giacinto Scelsi.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University. This thesis comprises a commentary and a portfolio of nine compositions.
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Dept of Arts and Humanities Theses

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