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dc.contributor.advisorMacDonald, Alistair
dc.contributor.advisorMcPherson, Gordon
dc.contributor.authorMackay, Shona
dc.description.abstractThis thesis comprises eight new works written between 2011 and 2018 which incorporate music, video and performance. These works are the result of a practice-as-research creative exploration which problematizes the traditional role of the composer by making the composer present within the work and its performance in a number of non-musical ways. The commentary begins with a discussion of the personal background which led to this period of practice-based research, including the influences of John Berger’s 'Ways of Seeing', Jennifer Walshe’s 'The New Discipline', and the works of performance artists Carolee Schneemann, Adrian Howells and Marina Abramović. Each composition is then discussed in greater detail to highlight my creative process and reflective practice. In order to foreground my journey through the research process, the works will be discussed in chronological order and are exhibited as a combination of musical scores, videos (including additional performance materials where applicable), and recordings which document their performance.en_US
dc.subjectContemporary musicen_US
dc.subjectPerformance arten_US
dc.subjectArtistic presenceen_US
dc.subjectSelf as subjecten_US
dc.subjectComposer as non-musical performeren_US
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary compositionen_US
dc.subjectAudiovisual performanceen_US
dc.subjectMixed-media compositionen_US
dc.titleThe composer is present : a creative exploration of the role of the composer within the worken_US
dc.contributor.sponsorRoyal Conservatoire of Scotlanden_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentRoyal Conservatoire of Scotlanden_US

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