Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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The greatest show on earth : King Kong : a music theatre event and the dawn of the megamovical
This thesis is an examination of recent trends in musical theatre, focussing on the 2013 musical King Kong: A Music Theatre Event as a case study. It discusses the recent musical theatre landscape, demonstrating how King ...
The application of the Chinese Yin-Yang concept and Chinese music in guided imagery and music
Using Chinese music in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a new development in the field of GIM. The study was designed to test whether Chinese GIM music programs created with an emphasis on the Yin-Yang contour would be ...
Carried away: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of optimal aesthetic states of consciousness on the professional operatic stage.
ABSTRACT This thesis examines professional opera singers’ experience of optimal aesthetic states of consciousness when performing, particularly ‘peak’ and ‘flow’ states. While students have been the dominant research ...
The impact of synaesthesia and absolute pitch on musical development
This dissertation investigated the impact of synaesthesia and absolute pitch (AP) on musical development. Synaesthesia is a rare neurological condition in which the stimulation of one sense modality leads to an automatic, ...
Adapting classical Persian music to Jazz: a case study
This thesis introduces a method for Persian and jazz musicians to combine elements from both genres in their compositions and improvisations. Since earlier attempts to fuse Persian and jazz music have not been well documented, ...
The campaign for French music: The Société des Concerts Français and the critical reception of French music in Britain 1907-1915
Between 1907 and 1915, more than 80 concerts dedicated to the promotion of French music in Britain were staged across the United Kingdom. The majority of these were organised by Tony Guéritte, who had come to Britain for ...
An emergent exploration into the musical beginnings of parental identity across the neonatal journey
This thesis describes an emergent research project exploring the musical beginnings of parental identity in the neonatal unit setting. While scholarship is calling for parentally- inclusive practices that support optimal ...
The question of authenticity in pop music: "brand Lady Gaga"
Pop music is often characterised as ‘fake’ or ‘superficial’. It is viewed by critics as lacking creativity, meaning, and depth, and is disparagingly labelled as ‘inauthentic’. Such judgements are compelled by long-standing ...
Folio of compositions
The works within this portfolio represent the culmination of my Master of Music candidature at the University of Melbourne. Commencing in February 2016, my two years of study have allowed for a meticulous examination of ...
‘The Trumpeter Re-Conceived’: An investigation of the creative and performative skills required in New Music Theatre works
THESIS ABSTRACT This thesis investigates the demands of New Music Theatre on the trumpeter engaging with this art form. It asks what are skills necessary to engage with the challenging works written for trumpet in this ...