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ItemHurdy-gurdy: new articulationsNowotnik, Piotr ( 2016)The purpose of this thesis is to expand existing literature concerning the hurdy-gurdy as a contemporary musical instrument. Notably, it addresses the lack of hurdy-gurdy literature in the context of contemporary composition and performance. Research into this subject has been triggered by the author’s experience as a hurdy-gurdy performer and composer and the importance of investigating and documenting the hurdy-gurdy as an instrument capable of performing well outside the idioms of traditional music. This thesis consists of a collection of new works for hurdy-gurdy and investigation of existing literature including reference to the author’s personal experience as a hurdy-gurdy composer and performer. It will catalogue and systematically document a selection of hurdy-gurdy techniques and extended performance techniques, and demonstrate these within the practical context of new music compositions created by the author. This creative work and technique investigation and documentation is a valuable resource for those seeking deeper practical and academic understanding of the hurdy-gurdy within the context of contemporary music making.
ItemTape paintings: an exercise in stripes, symmetry and the rules of the gameCarter, Raymond John ( 2016)This project researched the one hundred year history of geometric abstract painting and its origins in utopian ideas and non-representational object-hood.Employing predetermined rules and working methods, commercial and industrial materials, cloth tape was used to create ‘paintings’ that employed stripes and symmetries. The results of this investigation demonstrate these alternative materials and methods can reconfigure and innovate the geometric abstract tradition and contemporary abstract painting.
ItemFolio of compositionsSmith, Samuel McDonald ( 2016)A portfolio of six original compositions, with a total duration of 56 minutes. The pieces are: things are become new – for mixed sextet (12’) no walls – for bass flute and five strings (5’) elsewhere; everywhere – for seven spatialised violas (15’) threaded through meridians – for mixed sextet (10’30”) estuaries – for Orchestra (6’) interior cities – for chamber orchestra (8’)