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Strategies of postminimalism in my recent music

Williams, Nicholas Allan (2009) Strategies of postminimalism in my recent music. Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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      Abstract

      This commentary will consider how I have developed and applied a number of compositional techniques, particularly in the area of rhythm and pulse, which I situate in relationship to postminimalism. In chapter 1 I contextualise my
      music by considering some manifestations of postminimalism, give the background to the development of my present aesthetic approach, and look at some definitions of postminimalism in order to clarify my own position in relation to both American and European (primarily Dutch) postminimal composition. In chapter 2 I examine the main aspects of my musical language, focussing on technical considerations in relation to the wider aesthetic context. In chapter 3, I will demonstrate how specific techniques, particularly rhythmic and permutational techniques, are applied in particular compositions, and how these techniques have developed over the last four years. Additionally, I consider how my work is informed by a social/political awareness, and how this has informed my choice of particular compositional
      strategies.

      Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
      Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
      Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
      Depositing User: Graham Stone
      Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 11:49
      Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:56
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7515

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