Transmission strategies and blossoming participants in my composed music

Catherin, Brice

Music
August 2020

Thesis or dissertation


Rights
© 2020 Brice Catherin. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.
Abstract

This commentary accompanies a portfolio of six compositions written between 2017 and 2019 with different co-makers. It discusses the core question explored in this portfolio: how the idiosyncrasies of the participants (makers, performers, audience members) are highlighted and enhanced through the experience of the pieces, as well as the importance of the participants’ blossoming in this process. The first chapter looks at the compositional and notational strategies that make this enhancement possible. The second chapter defines and explores in detail the nature of the blossoming, by thoroughly discussing each piece and type of participants.

The six pieces of the portfolio are intermedia co-creations. They range from solo to ensemble works and are for performers ranging from professionals to amateurs and students. They all rely on the benevolence of the participants, who are constantly being asked to make important and strategic decisions.

Publisher
Department of Music, The University of Hull
Supervisor
Slater, Mark; Harker, Alex
Qualification level
Doctoral
Qualification name
PhD
Language
English
Extent
6 MB
Identifier
hull:18397
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