Folio of Compositions and Critical Commentary

Salecich, Daniel (2007). Folio of Compositions and Critical Commentary PhD Thesis, School of Music, The University of Queensland.

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Author Salecich, Daniel
Thesis Title Folio of Compositions and Critical Commentary
School, Centre or Institute School of Music
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2007-12
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Prof Philip Bracanin
Dr Robert Davidson
Total pages 555
Total colour pages 1
Total black and white pages 554
Subjects 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Abstract/Summary Through an innate desire to present works with an underlying musical philosophy and a mastery of technical phenomena, this folio of compositions and critical commentary is an attempt to present a progressive collection of my original music with an accompanying philosophical and analytical examination. Within the folio, there is experimentation, use of many external and seemingly unrelated sources, and the employment of specific modern techniques when the underlying philosophy demands it. The folio demonstrates a willingness to utilise a wealth of sources, extramusical content, and to experiment and collaborate on project outcomes. Inspiration in part is drawn from composer Geörgy Ligeti, who sees the compositional process as a series of problems that emerge and need to be resolved. Thus, each musical form, though complete in itself, is conceptually in a constant state of flux and renewal. Some more recent concepts within this folio include the creating of a time-space (that is, prolonging the inevitable outcome of a musical idea); exploring apparent spectral and microtonal harmonies; severely constricting musical material; being inspired by extramusical content; producing information-saturated works and using jazz-inspired improvisatory techniques; borrowing from seemingly unrelated sources; and using electronic and recorded music in conjunction with live acoustic musicians. This folio of works and critical commentary presents eight compositions with a detailed analysis of my approach to each work and aesthetic viewpoint. It includes two works for orchestra, Ordynov and Creatures of Ezekiel (for large orchestra), a work for sextet entitled Descent, four chamber works (ein...atmen, generator, Wireless and re.saturate.d), and one work for solo violin and electronics, 101010001012(1012).
Keyword new music
contemporary art music
Additional Notes Print the thesis in two volumes: Vol I (1-118), Vol II (129-555). There is one colour page: 38 (page 22 as of numbering in Vol 1) There is an attached CD to be distributed with Vol I. A CD sleeve is required.

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