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dc.contributor.advisorDownes, Michael
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Bede
dc.coverage.spatial446 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study the author investigates his interpretive practice as a conductor, revealing how interpretive operations occur not as discrete and isolated activities, but rather an intertwined cyclic process. The study was based on an experiment of the author conducting five scores on two different occasions separated in time by between one day and several months. The study design included extensive content analysis of over 30 hours of video in which more than 12,000 codes were applied and collated. The study design also included traditional texted research, autoethnographic writing (a 25,000-word practice journal), semi-structured interviews, the use of Sonic Visualiser, and the documentation of a range of score study methods which the author describes as ‘listening in silence’. Although there are numerous studies that compare different performances of the same piece, and consider the extent to which differences are intentional and/or creative, none has been undertaken by a conductor in the role of artist-researcher. The study develops what the author calls the ‘ethos of multiple interpretability’, suggesting that a conductor can be ‘animated by’ the belief that there is no single correct way to perform a work specified by a score.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrewsen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectNew musicen_US
dc.subjectOrchestral leadershipen_US
dc.subjectMusic as performanceen_US
dc.subjectArtistic researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshMusic--Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)en
dc.titlePreparation, rehearsal, performance and reflection : a conductor's autoethnographical study of the process of interpretationen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorHope Scott Trusten_US
dc.contributor.sponsorUniversity of St Andrews. School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorUniversity of St Andrews. Music Centreen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargodateThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 9th May 2023en

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