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Free Ensemble Improvisation


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Title: Free Ensemble Improvisation
Authors: Stenström, Harald
E-mail: Harald.Stenstrom@hsm.gu.se
Issue Date: 14-May-2009
University: Göteborgs universitet. Konstnärliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Institution: Academy of Music and Drama ; Högskolan för scen och musik
Date of Defence: 2009-06-09
Disputation: Tisdagen den 9 juni 2009, kl 13.00, Ensemblesalen, Högskolan för scen och musik, Artisten, Fågelsången 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: ArtMonitor
13
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. The thesis takes three of these questions as ... more
ISBN: 97891977757-8-6
Description: There are two CDs with MP3-files attached to the thesis. A concert is given in conncetion to the public defence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/20293
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