Emulsion: a study in improvisation, participation and curation as a compositional process

Kelly (Clowes), Patricia (2020) Emulsion: a study in improvisation, participation and curation as a compositional process. Doctoral thesis, Birmingham City University.

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This composition PhD thesis considers how performers and improvisers communicate with their audience members within a performance space through a series of original compositions that utilise improvisation, curation, some aspects of collective practice, and some elements of audience interaction. The realisations of the compositions presented in this project are both the medium for, and the result of, my practice-based research. This work was primarily conducted in the context of my new music festival Emulsion and straddles the fields of jazz studies, contemporary composition, sound art, and performance studies. The project considers the impact of community, language, and place on my compositional and performance practice; explores the value and meaning of both active and passive participation in collective music-making; and examines various forms of communication between jazz artists and their audiences, such as gesture, memory, expression and embodiment.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
30 April 2020Submitted
9 October 2020Accepted
Uncontrolled Keywords: Improvisation, Composition, Participation, Curation
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
Depositing User: Jaycie Carter
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2022 13:39
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2022 13:39
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13486

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