• Richard Scott

Student thesis: Phd


The portfolio represents an artistic investigation into the applications and consequences of voltage-controlled analogue (modular) synthesis as a tool for composition and performance in the contexts of electronic musical composition and of freely improvised (i.e. not scored or notated) performance. The thesis consists of a portfolio of ten electronic music compositions, a commentary on each piece and supporting documentation and appendices. Various initial and emergent questions are explored, including different uses and perceptions of modular synthesis, compositional process, free improvisation and the concept of the “molecular” nature of composition and dialogic listening.
Date of Award1 Aug 2020
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorRicardo Climent (Supervisor) & Kevin Maloney (Supervisor)


  • acousmatic
  • hordijk
  • modular synthesiser
  • electroacoustic
  • electronic music
  • improvisation

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