This portfolio consists of six pieces produced during my doctoral programme: Arirang for string quartet (2018), Reverberation after Movement for solo oboe and chamber orchestra (2019), Space for solo viola (2019), Note-Play for viola and orchestra (2020), Chameleon for large orchestra (2020) and Duo for violin and piano (2021), plus a commentary offering detailed explication as to the research undertaken in order to compose these pieces. The commentary is divided into two parts. Part 1 presents the authorâs musical background, research aims for the doctoral programme, and important compositional techniques employed in the portfolio, the imitation of Korean instrumental playing techniques on Western instruments, twelve-note chords inspired by LutosAawski, and the use of short blocks inspired by Stravinsky, as well as the use and integration of Korean folk music in my work. Part 2 comprises seven chapters, and each chapter (Chapters 1 to 6) discusses in depth how the compositional techniques and research introduced in Part 1 were explored in each piece. Chapter 7 (the general conclusion) deals with how much my compositional techniques evolved through the portfolio, and discusses how new compositional approaches developed from previous ones.
|Date of Award||1 Aug 2023|
- The University of Manchester
|Supervisor||Philip Grange (Supervisor) & Camden Reeves (Supervisor)|