Portfolio of Compositions : Accompanied by a written commentary. / Shahov, Pande.

2013. 512 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Portfolio of Compositions : Accompanied by a written commentary. / Shahov, Pande.

2013. 512 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Shahov, P 2013, 'Portfolio of Compositions: Accompanied by a written commentary', Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London.

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@phdthesis{8807470992374de8b938b82891fe178a,
title = "Portfolio of Compositions: Accompanied by a written commentary",
abstract = "This portfolio of compositions includes nine pieces, most of which relate to Macedonian folk music. Some compositions quote entire folk songs while others only excerpts; some employ variation and estrangement as compositional tools, without relation to specific folk songs. The harmonic language developed in the earlier pieces often relates to jazz, as I wanted to explore the value of applying established jazz voicing techniques outside their usual context. Towards the end of the research process, I tried to establish my own harmonic vocabulary, independent of jazz influence. As I turned my focus from harmony to melody, I chose heterophonic textures as a starting point for the transformation of the melodic and rhythmic material. My aim was to explore the potential of a single melodic line as the main generator of all development by expanding its contours and breaking its harmonic background. ",
keywords = "composition, Contemporary music, Macedonian folk songs, Jazz harmony",
author = "Pande Shahov",
year = "2013",
language = "English",
school = "Royal Holloway, University of London",

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KW - Macedonian folk songs

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