Publishing as a Musical Practice

Stenton, Richard (2019) Publishing as a Musical Practice. Doctoral thesis, Birmingham City University.

Richard Stenton PhD Thesis published_Final version_Submitted Sep 2019_Final Award Nov 2019.pdf - Accepted Version

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This portfolio of work explores the idea of publishing as a musical practice within a new music context. Many of the works are publications that do not require a performance to be considered complete and others engage with elements of publishing from a critical standpoint.

In the commentary, I seek to define publishing in this context and examine its impact on modes of presenting music, before looking at how publishing can be harnessed as a creative practice. I claim that a musical practice based on publishing allows the composer to sound out new territories within the possibilities afforded by the current technological climate by exploring the relationship between the digital and the physical. Informed by modern and historic publishing practices, experimental music and visual arts, I outline the frameworks for the practice presented in the portfolio. I then explore the themes of publishing evident in the works including the medium, domesticity and publishing as a business.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
27 September 2019Submitted
22 November 2019Accepted
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experimental, design, graphic, book, score, concept, media, medium, steaming, digital, print, sound, art, music, notation, technology, new music, contemporary
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Doctoral Research College > Doctoral Theses Collection
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Music
Depositing User: Jaycie Carter
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2022 15:50
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2022 15:50

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