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Title: Combining musical identities through composition and improvisation
Authors: Perks, Richard
Advisors: Riley, C
Keywords: Accomodating improvisatory approaches of others;Improvisatory identity;Collaboration;Idiomatic perspectives toward improvisation. How it is defined;Non-congruent musical backgrounds
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Brunel University School of Arts PhD Theses
Abstract: This research project aims to: - Examine how my musical identity as Music-maker can be fused with those of contributing improvising musicians, throughout the collaborative process. - Form creative methodologies/strategies to sufficiently accommodate the improvisatory approaches of others around my own work. - Develop appropriate communication methods, including original notational systems; and explore ways in which technology can be harnessed, to help fulfil the above objectives. This research intends to explore the extent to which improvisation may be incorporated into compositions, by means of practical experiment and investigation. The written commentary will accompany a portfolio of audio recordings and scores. Key works demonstrating various approaches and techniques employed will be examined in detail. An appendix disc of supplementary audio recordings and videos will also be provided to show piecedevelopment and the evolution of my music-making practice. My point of origin straddles that of a professional guitarist experienced in an array of improvised music(s), including: rock, jazz, fusion and contemporary improvisation, and that of a composer interested in collaborative projects which take advantage of the eclectic experience and skill sets of the musicians taking part.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University
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