Search for dissertations about: "improvisation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 swedish dissertations containing the word improvisation.

  1. 1. Free Ensemble Improvisation

    Author : Harald Stenström; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : aleatorics; artistic research; attractor state; central tone; chaotic systems; collective understanding; comprovisation; conceptual model; directed motion; ensemble size; feedback and feedforward; free ensemble improvisation; gesture; importance of rhythm; indeterminacy; interactional skill; listening skill; musical evaluation; musical interaction; musical maturity; musical chemistry; musical interpretation; musical composition; non-idiomatic improvisation; rhythmic flow; sound properties; stylistic influences;

    Abstract : The aim of this doctoral project has been to study so-called non-idiomatic improvisation in ensembles consisting of two or three musicians who play together without any restrictions regarding style or genre and without having predetermined what is to be played or how they should play. The background to this thesis has been the author’s own free improvising, which he has pursued since 1974, and the questions that have arisen whilst music-making. READ MORE

  2. 2. Singing in Action : An inquiry into the creative working processes and practices of classical and contemporary vocal improvisation

    Author : Sara Wilén; Lärare (Musikhögskolan); []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Singing; Improvisation; Opera improvisation; Performativity; Interperformativity; Vocal action; Performance; Inetraction;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores performative perspectives on classical and contemporary vocal improvisation (CCVI) as a critical, creative tool for development of and research in vocal performance. It consists of one introductory part and five articles, with additional documentation on a homepage. READ MORE

  3. 3. Improvisation and Pedagogy through Heinrich Scheidemann's Magnificat Settings

    Author : Karin Nelson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Alternatim; Amsterdam; composition; Hamburg; improvisation; Luther; Magnificat; notation; Paumann; pedagogy; Scheidemann; St Catharinen; Sweelinck; Weckmann;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT Doctoral dissertation in musicology, artistic-creative programme, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2010, 302 pages Author: Karin Nelson Title: Improvisation and Pedagogy through Heinrich Scheidemann’s Magnificat Settings. Language: English Department: Department of Cultural Scienses Series: Skrifter från musikvetenskap, Göteborgs universitet, Nº 96 ISBN 978-91-85974-12-2. READ MORE

  4. 4. Imagination, form, movement and sound. Studies in musical improvisation

    Author : Svein Erik Tandberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Aesthetic; artistic research; chronology versus phenomenology; cognitive models; cross-modality; imitation; improvisation; motor programmes; organ; organ textbooks; procedural knowledge; Protestant practices; Roman Catholic practices; schemas; style; Johann Sebastian Bach; Anton Bruckner; Marcel Dupre; Rolande Falcinelli; Cesar Franck; Johann Georg Herzog; Hermann Keller; Olivier Latry; Conrad Paumann; Max Reger; Heinz Wunderlich; Ruth Zechlin;

    Abstract : How does one improvise? How can one learn the art of improvisation? By consid - ering these two questions this thesis aspires to make a contribution towards a greater understanding of what the production of improvised music actually involves. The organ has long traditions as an instrument on which music is improvised, and this study aims to focus primarily on organ improvisation. READ MORE

  5. 5. A Field of Possibilities: Designing and Playing Digital Musical Instruments

    Author : Per Anders Nilsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Digital musical instruments; improvisation; experimental music; jazz; free improvisation; music of sounds; computer music; interaction design; design time – play time; practicing; play; game and sports; self-organization; rules; affordances; predeterminations; artistic research;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on a set of digital musical instruments I have designed and developed with ensemble improvisation in mind. The intention is not to create a universal improvisational instrument, but rather to create a set of instruments which each realize one musical idea. READ MORE