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Portfolio of compositions: film re-scores. The Goddess(1934) Princess Iron Fan(1941)

Portfolio of compositions: film re-scores. The Goddess(1934) Princess Iron Fan(1941)
Portfolio of compositions: film re-scores. The Goddess(1934) Princess Iron Fan(1941)
This thesis consists of an original composition portfolio and a commentary. There are ostensibly two works here, both re-scores of early Chinese films: a re-­scoring of the seventy four minutes long Chinese silent film The Goddess (1934) and a re-­scoring of the Princess Iron Fan (1941), the first Chinese full-­length animated film which is seventy three minutes long.

My research has centred on the question: is there another viable approach to re-­scoring a silent film besides what Kevin Donnelly1 sets out as either ‘purist’ (i.e. historically informed) or ‘novel’ (radically different to the film)? I place my own method between these two extremes, formulating what I call a ‘mixed model approach’ and through it I can explore and develop my own musical identity drawing on an eclectic and diverse range of musical styles, using a leitmotivic strategy within the architecture of both scores.
Cha, Yu-Ching
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Cha, Yu-Ching
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Fisher, Andrew
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Donnelly, Kevin
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Cha, Yu-Ching (2016) Portfolio of compositions: film re-scores. The Goddess(1934) Princess Iron Fan(1941). University of Southampton, Faculty of Humanities, Doctoral Thesis, 391pp.

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)

Abstract

This thesis consists of an original composition portfolio and a commentary. There are ostensibly two works here, both re-scores of early Chinese films: a re-­scoring of the seventy four minutes long Chinese silent film The Goddess (1934) and a re-­scoring of the Princess Iron Fan (1941), the first Chinese full-­length animated film which is seventy three minutes long.

My research has centred on the question: is there another viable approach to re-­scoring a silent film besides what Kevin Donnelly1 sets out as either ‘purist’ (i.e. historically informed) or ‘novel’ (radically different to the film)? I place my own method between these two extremes, formulating what I call a ‘mixed model approach’ and through it I can explore and develop my own musical identity drawing on an eclectic and diverse range of musical styles, using a leitmotivic strategy within the architecture of both scores.

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Published date: August 2016
Organisations: University of Southampton, Music

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Local EPrints ID: 401677
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/401677
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Date deposited: 27 Oct 2016 15:16
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:59

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