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Title: Improvisation and everyday life as creative tools for composing music for performers, live electronics and video
Authors: Giusti, Vinicius
Advisors: Walshe, J
Croft, J
Keywords: Improvisation;Everyday life;Distributed creativity;Live electronics;Collaborative music composition
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Brunel University London
Abstract: The driving idea behind this work is to compose a cycle of pieces by following a composition process in which the personal, individual and everyday life elements of each performer in the process become a fundamental part of the material from which the audio, visual and theatrical elements in each piece are composed. In order to create the pieces in this PhD portfolio, I developed a distributed creative strategy for the composition process, involving western trained musicians and improvisers working in close collaboration with me. The work additionally develops two compositional strategies: (1) to explore the use of live electronics sound transformation as a tool to generate sound material from the interaction between the collaborators and to emphasize the unique sound possibilities of each performance; (2) to experience collaboration with diverse artists and non-artists, in order to open more avenues to think about and analyse the results of the collaborative process.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University London
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