Film Music and Cross-genre: dramatic approaches in contemporary composition

Nuno Dario Oliveira Sa

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Film Music and cross-genre: dramatic approaches in contemporary composition

The compositions written for the PhD portfolio explore various relationships between the elements, compositional techniques, practices and technical procedures mostly imparted by film music. The portfolio of musical works is divided into three categories: film, concert-hall and theatre. However, many of these works do not always conform to traditional definitions and therefore can challenge traditional venue spaces and audiences’ modes of music reception thus aiming to blur the boundaries between disparate performance practices.
Ph.D, Music Department, Composition, 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Lock, Brian, Supervisor
  • Bowden, Mark, Advisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date1 Feb 2014
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014


  • Film music
  • Cross-genre
  • Composition
  • Dramatic approaches music
  • Fusion music
  • Contemporary music

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