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Folio of Compositions

Clarke, Desmond (2015) Folio of Compositions. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

The ten works presented here were composed between early 2012 and early 2015. They chart a process of experimentation, development and clarification with regards to my personal approach to composition and share a broad set of musical ideas. The works are diverse in terms of forces, aesthetics and sound-worlds, but are unified by the application of musical dialectics that can be metaphorically traced back to the investigation of human perception, an interest which ultimately derives from my experiences as a performer of notated and improvised music. This investigation is represented practically, descriptively, and metaphorically in various ways across the folio. This is not a scientific study: my own curiosity about the conscious and unconscious processes which shape one’s perception of the world provided a starting point for the construction of a set of musical relationships. These formative dialectics may provoke a listener to think about perceptual phenomena, or they may have an entirely different effect.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of York > Music (York)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.686523
Depositing User: Dr Desmond Clarke
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 09:35
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 13:34
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/12640

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