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Forming a Musical Discourse: ‘Voice Interchangeability’ and Prolongation as Structural Devices and Means of Development

Statherou, Stamatia. 2014. Forming a Musical Discourse: ‘Voice Interchangeability’ and Prolongation as Structural Devices and Means of Development. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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Abstract or Description

The purpose of this compositional research has been to shape inner compositional thinking processes and turn them into a musical discourse by developing a structural system that could depict these processes to the outer world. The research process is initialized by compositional concerns on aesthetic and stylistic issues as well as on sonic hearing and listening. This pre-compositional preparation is necessary for developing a deeper understanding on already established stylistic compositional preferences and sound relationships.

Experimentation on various interrelations and interconnections of linear contrapuntal motivic fragments combined by certain groups of vertical sonorities and exploration on concepts of structural protraction and extension of material led to the development of a structural procedure based on ‘voice interchangeability’ and ‘prolongation’. Sectional approach was applied as the main structural form in all nine original compositions of the research.

Item Type:

Thesis (Doctoral)

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.25602/GOLD.00010463

Keywords:

music; musical composition

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music

Date:

2014

Item ID:

10463

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2014 10:14

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:59

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10463

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