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dc.contributor.authorMason, Richard Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T17:31:10Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T17:31:10Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationMason, R. W. (2013). The clarinet and its protagonists in the Australian New Music milieu from 1972 to 2007. PhD thesis, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of VCA & MCM, The University of Melbourne.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/38294
dc.description© 2013 Dr. Richard William Masonen_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates the nexus between the clarinet (and bass clarinet), its protagonists and the Australian New Music composed between 1972 and 2007. It examines various factors that have shaped the Australian New Music milieu and contributed to the instrument’s prominence, resulting in the creation of a significant body of repertoire held by the Australian Music Centre. Although New Music for clarinet is central to this study, its focus is neither a detailed examination of specific composers and their works, nor an analytical score-based approach to this music. Instead, via a focus on the performers and ensembles active during this period, this research examines aspects of the development of Australian New Music and a range of factors that have contributed to the instrument’s prominence within this milieu. Areas investigated include both the historical and late 20th century catalysts for the creation of repertoire for clarinet and bass clarinet, and changes in the performance of New Music in Australia during the period of this study. Also explored are the trajectories of a number of individuals and prominent Australian New Music ensembles that have contributed to the development of clarinet repertoire in Australia. This dissertation has drawn on the holdings of the Australian Music Centre and has been informed by the material collected from interviews with 23 prominent composers, clarinettists, commentators and music educators based in Australia and overseas. Further information has been gleaned from other sources that document the history of Australian New Music. These include the journal of the Australian Music Centre Sounds Australian and its predecessor AMC News, ephemera including ensemble concert programs held in state and national collections, and administrative and organisational documents that shed light on the activities of the ensembles examined.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.subjectAustralian musicen_US
dc.subjectclarineten_US
dc.subjectbass clarineten_US
dc.subjectnew musicen_US
dc.subjectensemblesen_US
dc.subjectAustralian Music Centreen_US
dc.subjectsounds Australianen_US
dc.titleThe clarinet and its protagonists in the Australian New Music milieu from 1972 to 2007en_US
dc.typePhD thesisen_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of VCA & MCMen_US
melbourne.linkedresource.urlhttp://cat.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=b5141689
melbourne.thesis.supervisornameMichael Christoforidis
melbourne.contributor.authorMason, Richard Williamen_US
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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