2 results for Thesis, Composition portfolio

  • Composition portfolio

    Gilmour, Hannah Ruth (2010)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    This collection of original compositions shows a range of themes and styles. Each piece portrays a different concept or idea I have grappled with during the year of composition. Three Angles of Anticipation is a set of three diverse orchestral works each based on the theme of waiting. In contrast, Sad Songs for a Rainy Day and a Broken Heart is a collection of six short pieces written for solo piano which explore the themes of grief and memories. Land of Promise? combines acoustic and electroacoustic techniques to create a work questioning how much we are informed of New Zealand's history, whereas Telemachus is a dramatic work about a Monk killed in a gladiator arena. To conclude, the electroacoustic tape work Ode to a Cricket is a set of three pieces created from the sample of a cricket call. It explores the theme of paying attention to the small and seemingly insignificant details of our world.

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  • Composition portfolio

    Yue, Bo (2011)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    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.

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