MMus University of Otago 2012 Pages: 61 + CD


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This exegesis is a detailed discussion of Onsombil: an album composed by Paul McLennan-Kissel for the degree of MMus at the University of Otago. The musical and historical context of the album is revealed by a discussion of key points in McLennan-Kissel's musical history. The discussion of style and sound focusses on a penchant for musical organicism cohered by an overarching aesthetic of rough precision, and a blurring of the lines between dance music influenced production and the subtle inflections and variations of a band. ...

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