|Autumn Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23
The module allows students to explore issues in contemporary compositional practice, and to demonstrate their engagement with and control of compositional techniques through completion of an independent folio of substantial pieces of music.
By the end of the project the students should:
If you choose this option, you must have already taken a Composition Module and will need the approval of your supervisor and composition tutor. You must attend regular tutorials (at least two a term) and are required to attend the CMRC Seminars (16.00-17.30, some Tuesdays, some Fridays – they will appear on your timetable).
You will work on this unit consistently across the full academic year, and you are encouraged to begin the work during the summer that precedes your final year. The portfolio is therefore expected to be substantial: it is likely to contain at least two pieces with a total duration of around 15 minutes. The Composition Folio must be submitted with a short commentary (at least 1,000 words), which should elucidate your purposes in writing the works, discuss technical aspects of each composition, and briefly discuss antecedents or comparable work by other composers. If good-quality performances or realisations of the compositions have been documented, audio or video recordings may, if you wish, be included. When a portfolio includes works that are improvised, theatrical, or site-specific (such as installations), the inclusion of full performance documentation is strongly recommended.
|% of module mark
Portfolio of Compositions with a duration of around 15 minutes, supported by a short commentary (at least 1000 words).
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Report form, with marks to student no later than 20 working days from submission of assessment.
These will vary according to the project.