Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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Cueca, tradition and innovation: utilising the traditional Bolivian music form of Cueca as a generative tool in jazz based composition and improvisation
The Cueca is an expression of Latin American culture in the forms of dance, poetry and music. This investigation examines the important elements of the Bolivian Cueca, its history, development and geographical journey ...
Folio of compositions: Chimera_52: the genealogy of a contemporary composition practice
This folio of work explores the composer’s compositional aesthetic through a method of creating one new piece of music per week for fifty-two weeks. This thesis expands upon the impressive literature in this field by ...
Music therapy as an anti-oppressive practice: critically exploring gender and power with young people in school
This project sought to locate music therapy within broader health, research, and education contexts, as a participatory and anti-oppressive practice for young people in school to explore issues related to gender and power. ...
The pursuit of originality: aspects of unity and individuality through compositional synthesis
This thesis forms case studies using compositions by its author Lorenzo Alvaro as a catalyst for understanding how originality is manifested in the consistent re-enactment of borrowing and self-borrowing. Understanding how ...
The hallmark of European approval: the exodus of Australian female musicians to London and European study centres between 1890 and 1915
This thesis identifies and examines the journeys of ‘the mass’ of Australian female musicians who left Australia between 1890 and 1915, a time when many aspects of women’s lives and activities were still restricted (or ...
Staking temporary territories: reconceptualising music performance
This thesis is a philosophical inquiry into the conceptualisation of music and, specifically, music performance. The purpose of the research is to establish a substantial discourse that directly addresses creativity in ...
Liszt as interpreter of Beethoven's piano sonatas: adopting aspects of an historical approach to contemporary piano performance
This integrated performance and written project comprises recordings of my performances of Beethoven piano sonatas and solo piano works by Liszt, alongside a thesis. I evaluate Liszt’s role in the performance, editorial, ...
Exhibiting music: music and international exhibitions in the British Empire, 1879-1890
Between 1879 and 1890 there was barely a year in which an international exhibition was not held somewhere within the British Empire. These monumental events were intended to demonstrate, through comparative and competitive ...
Folio of compositions
Folio of 6 compositions including orchestral, choral and chamber music. The works traverse a stylistic spectrum, moving freely between the simple and the complex, synthesising liturgical choral traditions with instrumental ...
The ripieno bass section of the Dresden Hofkapelle during the reign of August the Strong, 1709–1733: players, repertoire, performance
This thesis examines the ripieno bass section of the Dresden Hofkapelle during the period 1709–1733, the final twenty-five years of the reign of Saxon Elector and King of Poland August the Strong (1670–1733). It was ...