Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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Folio of works
Master of Music Composition - Folio of Compositions Six original compositions, written from 2016 to 2019, comprising of: - 'On the Inside' for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano. Recording duration of 9 minutes 34 seconds - ...
From resistance to incorporation: how Kendrick Lamar turned from Black saviour to Black salesman
Rapper Kendrick Lamar came to prominence with his 2015 album, To Pimp A Butterfly, an album built upon a platform of political resistance and Black liberation. However, on his 2017 album, DAMN., we see him move away from ...
Changing landscapes and soundscapes: the guitar in 1960s film Westerns
The Western film genre has long served as a staple of Hollywood filmmaking and has thus been characterised, at least in its early forms, as a uniquely American film genre. The Western is immediately recognisable from its ...
The use of irrational time signatures in Thomas Adès’ works
A host of institutions, the Western art world, and the musicological community at large engage in a continual discourse to explore, test, and invent new concrete avenues to record and accurately communicate artistic ...
Orpheus Unleashed: Creative Interpretations and Renditions of Henry Purcell’s Secular Songs
This practice-led study contributes to interdisciplinary Purcell scholarship with an investigation of the composer’s secular songs for solo voice through the interpretative frameworks of historically informed performance ...
Folio of compositions
Darrin Archer 933163 Master of Music (Composition) Folio of Compositions Nov 1st 2019
The Figure of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) in the History of Emotions
The music of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) was not well known until the late twentieth century. In academic and public discourse alike, Zelenka has often been described as having led a miserable life, as a melancholic, ...
"Speaking in tongues": an investigation into a compositional practice informed by intercultural exploration
There is an existing context for contemporary composers engaging in intercultural exploration through creative work, both in Australia and internationally. Taking a practice-led research approach, this study by composer ...
Domenico Scarlatti's Construction of a Spanish Style
The question of Domenico Scarlatti’s Spanish style has been the subject of a significant body of commentary and analysis for more than a century. Over that period, Scarlatti’s Spanish idiom has generally been viewed through ...
Learning Britten's Violin Concerto: a reflexive & collaborative approach to interpretation
Performance manuals are seemingly divided into two approaches: those that provide the reader technical instruction on the execution of a work or works and those that adopt a more self-reflective investigation into personal ...