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dc.contributor.authorShortis, Carol
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T02:01:28Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2011-02-16T02:01:28Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/2139
dc.descriptionPortfolio files available with print copy in library.
dc.description.abstractJack Body is a prolific New Zealand composer of contemporary art music, who is best known for his engagement with the cultures of our Asian neighbours, and his transcription and transformation of their music has influenced a whole generation of composers in this country. However, in addition to this fascination with non-Western music, the use of voice as a means to express and explore the human condition has been an underlying theme in much of his work. This study uses critical analyses of three specific works by the composer to explore both text setting and his use of vocal provenance as a transformative compositional process. The string quartet Saetas is examined as a straightforward example of vocal provenance in instrumental music. An analysis of the text setting in Love Sonnets of Michelangelo informs an examination of the subsequent work for solo violin and string orchestra Meditations on Michelangelo where Body uses his own earlier vocal work as provenance for instrumental music. Body’s compositional practises in regard to the transformation from voice to instrument can therefore be separated from his response to original text, allowing an examination of the specific techniques he employs in works in which vocal provenance strongly informs instrumental compositions. This written dissertation is submitted with a portfolio of my original compositions that explore the use of voice in solo and choral works, as well as using the provenance of voice for instrumental music. These compositions were informed and influenced by my research of Jack Body’s work.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectJack Bodyen_US
dc.subjectCriticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subjectComposersen_US
dc.subjectVocal musicen_US
dc.subjectComposition (Music)en_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::410000 The Arts::410100 Performing Arts Studies::410101 Music studiesen_US
dc.titleDistilling the essence : vocal provenance in the work of Jack Body : a thesis and portfolio of original compositions submitted to the New Zealand School of Music in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music in Compositionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCompositionen_US
thesis.degree.grantorNew Zealand School of Musicen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Music (M.Mus.)en_US


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