THOMAS, Holly Ellen

MPhil University of Adelaide 2014 Pages:

Applying the linear concept of contemporary drumming: a portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis.

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Link to Thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/85973

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Abstract/Summary/Outline:

This submission for the degree of MPhil in Musical Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, is the outcome of a performance-based research project that aims to identify, explore and apply the Linear Concept of contemporary drumming. The investigative approach has been one of analysis followed by synthesis. The initial stage had a focus on aural analysis of existing sound recordings. The creative synthesis was achieved through new performances, in a contemporary jazz setting. The significance of the project is in the creation of performances that develop this interesting but hitherto underdeveloped rhythmic principle. The direct outcomes are presented through the medium of two, 60-minute audio-visual DVD recordings, supported by an explanatory 5,000-word exegesis.

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