KNOPF, Michael David

DMA Griffith University 2011 Pages: 136

Style and genre synthesis in music composition revealing and examining the craft and creative processes in composing poly-genre music

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Enhancing new musical works by referencing style and genre is a well-established practice in music making around the world. Audiences and artists of the past century were particularly exposed to music of many styles and genres through the growth of information and knowledge transfer as a result of travel, various media and the Internet. This musical and cultural interaction was, as Nettl (1986, p. 371) characterized it, a “prevailing force in musical innovation.” Aubert (2000, p. 4) states that the “generalization all over the planet of the cultural hybridization process observed today is a phenomenon without precedent.”...

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