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Bringing new works to life : collaboration and interpretation in the performance, recording and editing of new works for guitar

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Malone, DF (2003) Bringing new works to life : collaboration and interpretation in the performance, recording and editing of new works for guitar. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This project aims to make clear the nature of collaboration between performer and
composer. Whereas the roles of composer and interpreter are essentially sequential, the
roles of collaborators are, by definition, interactive. While an interpreter comes to a
score as a finished piece of work, a collaborative performer is involved with the
composer's creative process before the musical score obtains its final form.
As an intermediary between the composer and the audience, the interpreter must balance
the literal requirements of the printed score with his or her own understanding of the
composer's intentions and the needs of the performance. The printed score is a
necessarily limited medium and interpreters define the extent of their own creative
freedom in relation to its constraints and their understanding of its meaning.
The purpose of this Master of Music project is to demonstrate my creative contribution,
as both interpreter and collaborative performer, to the realisation of new musical works
for guitar that were written between 1995 and 2002 by composers resident in Tasmania.
The project consists of a recital of works by Graham Southwell Brown, Russell Gilmour,
Maria Grenfell, Don Kay, John Lockwood and Raffaele Marcellino with a master
recording of performances of these works for later release on CD or for broadcast. These
are accompanied by a performance edition of the works by Brown, Gilmour, Grenfell
and Kay that includes my fingerings, editorial marks and the revisions that have arisen
from the process of collaborating with these composers. The exegesis outlines my
collaboration with the composers of the works, and places the project in the context of
writings by performers, composers, and musicologists on the interpretive role of the
performer and the nature of collaboration between performer and composer.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master)
Keywords: Guitar, Artistic collaboration, Guitar music
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Copyright 2003 the author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Includes musical works for guitar by composers resident in Tasmania: Graham Southwell Brown, Russell Gilmour, Maria Grenfell, Don Kay, John Lockwood, Raffaele Marcellino. Thesis (M.Mus.)--University of Tasmania, 2003. Includes bibliographical references

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Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 23:27
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