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Mapping Textile Patterns into Sonic Experience

MEDEKSAITE, EGIDIJA (2016) Mapping Textile Patterns into Sonic Experience. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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This portfolio contains seven works for a variety of ensembles and explores a number of distinct approaches of mapping textile patterns into musical parameters, incorporating various compositional techniques, such as microtonality, minimalism, serialism, and stochastic composition. The commentary examines the aesthetic links between the compositions through the exploration of the interaction of visuals and sonic art, analysing in detail the analogous features between them. It is not the intention of this commentary to inform the reader how to compose music that is derived from textile patterns. Instead, this commentary is to be viewed as a personal creative method, describing the concepts and techniques employed in the music. The commentary is divided into two parts. The first part aims to outline the general methods involved in the construction of textile patterns, focusing on possible relations with various musical parameters. The second part presents these ideas as realised in the practical setting of my compositional work, drawing on the diverse strands of my artistic practice.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:weaving, textile patterns, ambient, sonic experience, transformation, mapping, minimal, sonority
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Music, Department of
Thesis Date:2016
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:06 May 2016 08:38

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