Commentary and portfolio


Almeida, Patrícia Manuela Fernandes Sucena (2003) Commentary and portfolio. University of Southampton, School of Humanities, Doctoral Thesis , 505pp.

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Description/Abstract

The submission (four volumes and a CD) includes a Portfolio and a Commentary.
The portfolio containes eight pieces, Solitudo, Argumentum, Recordatio,
Illuminatio, Transfiguratio, Ludus Aetemus, Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, Monstrum
Horrendum.
The commentary is divided in the following seven chapters: introdution, the Latin
words of the pieces' titles, the relationship between the Latin words/letters of the words
and the melodic material, the influences on the piece's conception, the influences on the
conception of the form and and gestures, the influences on the scenery, performance and
lighting and conclusion.
The CD contains a live recording of two pieces mentioned before: Solitudo and
Argumentum.
On the whole, the portfolio and the commentary are a contribution to the Arts'
World and provides the aesthetic and conceptual thoughts involved in the musical
creation of these specific pieces.
However, a paragraph of Carl Jung's book - Modern Man in Search of a Soul -
was always kept in my mind and will be in the future: "I do not forget that my voice is but
one voice, my experience a mere drop in the sea, my knowledge no greater than the
visual field in a microscope, my mind's eye a mirror that reflects a small corner of the
world, and my ideas - a subjective confession."

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: In back pocket of v.1: CD-ROM
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 50595
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:33
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50595

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