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The use of registral spacing and rhythmic density as musical trajectories in a portfolio of original compositions - Volume 2 of 2: Academic Commentary

Charuprakorn, Poumpak 2020. The use of registral spacing and rhythmic density as musical trajectories in a portfolio of original compositions - Volume 2 of 2: Academic Commentary. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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The Use of Registral Spacing and Rhythmic Density as Musical Trajectories in a Portfolio of Original Compositionsis a doctoral research in composition that focuses on the construction of a musical trajectory of a composition by using the transmutation of its registral spacing and rhythmic density. The thesis consists of two parts: a portfolio of original compositions and an academic commentary. The portfolio comprises compositions for a vocalist with various mediums, small ensemble (up to six performers), solo instrument with electronics, small ensemble with electronics, and gestural devices with electronics. The academic commentary covers the initial ideas regarding expression and abstraction in arts and musicwhich laidthe foundation for the study of this research on the organisation of musical spaces in a composition to achieve an alternative musical trajectory that does not rely on the use of thematic/motivic development. It discusses the notion of non-linearity in some compositions from the portfolio which use the fragmentation of their texts and a sectional form based on the changes of the musical characteristics between sections as the musical trajectory; these approaches weremy first experiment that dissociatedfrom the convention of thematic/motivic development. The main part of the commentary focuses on how the changes of rhythmic density and registral spacing are used to create a musical trajectory; this section also includes how these musical aspects can be used to construct phrases and the structure of a composition. It later covers how working with electronics introducedme to the use of frequential and registral areas as part of a composition’s musical trajectory and how the experiences with electronics and instrumental composition influencedone another and, more importantly, my compositional process. It also discusses issues regarding notation and the search for the most suitable notation for each composition in the portfolio.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 July 2020
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 02:28

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