Portfolio of compositions
Tang, X. (2021). Portfolio of compositions (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14607
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The portfolio is a creative response to the question of how autochthonous new music might be composed which genuinely reflects the interaction of Western and Chinese traditional music and philosophy. The solution proposed is to avoid excessively fusing musical elements derived from different cultures but instead to seek the most appropriate response to each unique compositional situation, utilising a different palette of techniques in each case. The artistic aim is to create in each composition a unique musical space in which musical elements and philosophical underpinnings from both East and West can interact without fusion, each retaining its own characteristics. The analytical notes provide exegeses of the technical procedures adopted in each work and the musical and cultural context of each work.
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