Portfolio of Original Compositions

  • Yuhao Wu

Student thesis: Phd


This portfolio consists of compositions using techniques and aesthetics informed by research into aspects of Chinese culture, indigenous and ethnic musics and various landscapes - for example, Chinese painting, Uyghur music and landscapes in northwest China. The outcome is a Portfolio of Original Compositions comprising seven works: Mountains (2018) for organ, Mirages (2018) for string orchestra and piano, Kashgar (2018 - 2019) for brass band, Deserts (2019) for piano, Eclipse (2019) for wind band, Ocean (2019) for symphony orchestra, Plateau (2019 - 2020) for solo tenor, choir and eight instruments. The portfolio is accompanied by a commentary, which consists of an Introduction and Conclusion, and the three main chapters: Interpretation of Compositions of Handscroll Paintings, Experiments in Expression, Developments of Aesthetic and Texture. This commentary explains the details of my research.
Date of Award1 Aug 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorPhilip Grange (Supervisor) & Richard Whalley (Supervisor)

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