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Composing with Time

Hoyle, J. (2022). Composing with Time. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, Guildhall School of Music and Drama)


This research investigates the manipulation of time as a primary organising factor in musical composition. Through a series of compositions which exhibit and combine together various different ways in which musical time can be perceived, I aim to confront, interrogate, and in some cases subvert my own past tendencies in search of a music whose engagement with time is lively and multidimensional. The first chapter of this thesis considers the ways in which past composers and theorists have investigated and understood musical time, focussing in particular on ideas put forward by Gérard Grisey and Jonathan Kramer. The following four chapters detail the ways in which developments upon these ideas were generated by and implemented in my compositional output. Finally, the sixth chapter discusses the principal research outcomes which were arrived at over the course of this project.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Departments: Doctoral Theses
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