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Composition portfolio

This portfolio of original compositions includes two acoustic works and four electroacoustic works. Surrounded in the dark is a trio for clarinet, violin and violoncello in two movements. It explores a variety of emotional experiences in a world full of darkness. You zi yin is an electroacoustic piece that combines acoustic and electroacoustic techniques to portray the relationship between a mother and her son. The electroacoustic work Small change explores relationships people have with hard currency and the emotions it evokes. Samsara is an orchestral work in three movements that explores the idea of a never-ending cycle of birth, death and rebirth. After dusk is a dramatic electroacoustic work that is composed of samples from a woodblock and a violin. The work was inspired by the poem ‘Fire and Ice’ by Robert Frost. The sound track to A tick is the last work in this portfolio, it is based on a movie of traditional Chinese shadow puppetry that describes a story about two frogs, a crane and a turtle.
Type of thesis
Yue, B. (2011). Composition portfolio (Thesis, Master of Music (MMus)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/5612
University of Waikato
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