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Software Influenced Composition: Investigating the influence of software on compositional methods in electroacoustic music

Surgenor, James (2019) Software Influenced Composition: Investigating the influence of software on compositional methods in electroacoustic music. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

This research presents an autoethnographic investigation, through composition, performance and software development, into how composition is influenced by the use of software, utilising acousmatic composition as a case study. Through the composition and performance of music, in addition to the development of software, it presents a framework for investigating acousmatic composition and its relationships to both the use and development of software in creative applications. Using this framework, it proposes a number of influences on compositional practice, and suggests that in the research of composition, software functions as part of both composition and performance rather than being an encapsulation of the tasks themselves. It is accompanied by a number of compositions, sound examples and computer programs that both informed the investigations themselves, and explain their results. It suggests a number of avenues for future research in both composition and performance, with relation to the utilisation and development of software, taking these results into account.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Music (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.808680
Depositing User: Dr James Surgenor
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 16:17
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2020 09:53
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/27098

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