PERKINS, Andrew Michael Ellis

PhD University of Melbourne 2013 Pages: 239

From Pentecost to Dodecaphony

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Through analysis of the compositions contained within the portfolio, this thesis describes my idiosyncratic creative processes and how I recognise, define, and fulfil a compositional niche that is both complementary and tangential to my compositional perspective, with the objective of creating new directions in my composition. Using the analogy of the artist as historical bricoleur, the thesis explains how I utilise practice- based research to investigate, analyse, and reinterpret, for my own purpose, compositional techniques and materials of music from important periods of innovation in the history of music composition...

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