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dc.contributor.advisorLodge, Martin
dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Shamus Adam
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-07T01:57:00Z
dc.date.available2022-07-07T01:57:00Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14963
dc.description.abstractDuring the 20ᵗʰ century, developments in musical practice courted controversy by abandoning traditional means of musical organization and expression. A potent response to this trend was the work of Peter Schat in creating the tone clock theory of musical composition, and Jenny McLeod’s efforts to develop these ideas in the New Zealand context. However, Schat’s claim to have created an ‘atonical tonality’ is problematic. This thesis uses the tone clock as a tool for generating an expanded form of true tonality. Based upon the common branching groupings of both tonal framing and tone clock steering, the two approaches are combined to create an expanded tonality of emancipated intervals, allowing the population of an expanded musical territory with the expressive possibilities tonality is already known to possess through the work of earlier composers and theorists. The approach, developed using small experiments in composition and analysis, is that the groupings which emerge from the small number of tonal framing motions are easily described by a steering tree, which relates them to the principles of the tone clock. This allows the same basic tonal framings to be transposed into a greater number of interval combinations. This expanded tonality is also demonstrated in multi-voice textures, making use of unconventional chordal sonorities channeled according to the same framing principles.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectTone clock
dc.subjectTonality
dc.subjectMusic analysis
dc.subjectMusic theory
dc.subject.lcshMusic -- 20th century -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcshMusic appreciation -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshMusical form
dc.subject.lcshMusic -- Philosophy and aesthetics
dc.subject.lcshMusic theory -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshTonality
dc.subject.lcshMusical analysis -- New Zealand
dc.titleTonality re-framed: The tone clock as gateway to expanded tonality
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Music (MMus)
dc.date.updated2022-06-22T02:05:43Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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