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(2018-06-28) - Thesis
Inter-actor interaction : contributions to rehearsal and performance practice that attempt to minimize pre-agreed-upon performance structure and divided consciousness
(2014) - Thesis
This dissertation presents and analyses original contributions to rehearsal and performance practice. Flow criticism - the use of flow theory to examine performance practice - is proposed as a tool for evaluating existing ...
Documenting developing performance : rethinking Nikolai Medtner at the piano
(2017-12-07) - Thesis
This research illustrates the performer-researcher’s artistic process of reaching an understanding of music through performance, and explores how an effort to understand music at the instrument and in the context of ...
Scottish competition bagpipe performance : sound, mode and aesthetics
(2005) - Thesis
This study is an ethnomusicological analysis of Scottish competition bagpiping, examining three fundamental aspects of performance: sound aesthetics, performance aesthetics and the modal complex of the core repertoire. ...
The hidden dancers : a Goffmanian analysis of participatory dance activity and practice in Glasgow, Scotland
(2017-06-22) - Thesis
Sociology of dance is an evolving discipline that takes as a central focus the social makeup of dance – the societal structures and individual agency that are inherent within dance activity and practice. Relevant ethnographic ...
The trombone in Portugal before 1850
(2014-06-26) - Thesis
This thesis examines the use of the trombone in Portugal between the first references to its use in the early sixteenth century and the mid nineteenth century. It is primarily based on archival research and supplemented ...
Composition as the creation of a performance, music as a vehicle for non-musical thought : six new works.
(2016-12-01) - Thesis
This thesis comprises six new musical works composed between 2008 and 2015: ‘Struction (how I attempted to get the thoughts in my head into your head using only five instruments, five instrumentalists, metronome sound and ...
Portfolio of original compositions
(2015-06-25) - Thesis
This folio and accompanying commentary draw together my compositional work over the period of the PhD and plot the development and exploration of a number techniques which are to be found in varying degrees in each of the ...
From piano to stage : a genealogy of musical ideas in the piano works of Sergei Prokofiev (1900 – c.1920)
(2010) - Thesis
This thesis is a study of Prokofiev's musical ideas as they emerge in his early writing for piano. It is concerned with elucidating the connections between Prokofiev's pianistic technique and his compositional technique. ...
"More like a poem than a play" : towards a dramaturgy of performing arts for Early Years
(2016-06-23) - Thesis
This thesis aims to further our understanding of the emergent phenomenon of Theatre for Early Years (TEY) in Scotland. It interrogates a series of artistic practices – traditional, postdramatic, participatory – with the ...