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Approaching a twelve-tone technique in big band composing

Waite, Christian LU (2017) MUUC05 20171
Malmö Academy of Music
Abstract
This report contains an analysis of the process of composing a contemporary twelve-tone piece for big band. I start off by constructing my tone material, presenting the different rows and how they relate to each other. The composition is then finished before finally arranging the piece for big band. I relate my process to the work of Arnold Schoenberg, who is known as the founder of twelve-tone music, aiming to find my own use and advantages of a similar method. The report seeks to respond to three questions: To what extent will there be capacity of creativity working with a twelve-tone technique? Can the method clarify or erase my own style of composing? How will the sounding result correlate to my vision of making music? My conclusion is... (More)
This report contains an analysis of the process of composing a contemporary twelve-tone piece for big band. I start off by constructing my tone material, presenting the different rows and how they relate to each other. The composition is then finished before finally arranging the piece for big band. I relate my process to the work of Arnold Schoenberg, who is known as the founder of twelve-tone music, aiming to find my own use and advantages of a similar method. The report seeks to respond to three questions: To what extent will there be capacity of creativity working with a twelve-tone technique? Can the method clarify or erase my own style of composing? How will the sounding result correlate to my vision of making music? My conclusion is that this process has evoked creativity and is now a useful addition to me as a composer. (Less)
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Waite, Christian LU
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MUUC05 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
big band, contemporary composing, composition, serial music, twelve-tone technique
language
English
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8937597
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2018-03-19 12:30:49
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  abstract     = {This report contains an analysis of the process of composing a contemporary twelve-tone piece for big band. I start off by constructing my tone material, presenting the different rows and how they relate to each other. The composition is then finished before finally arranging the piece for big band. I relate my process to the work of Arnold Schoenberg, who is known as the founder of twelve-tone music, aiming to find my own use and advantages of a similar method. The report seeks to respond to three questions: To what extent will there be capacity of creativity working with a twelve-tone technique? Can the method clarify or erase my own style of composing? How will the sounding result correlate to my vision of making music? My conclusion is that this process has evoked creativity and is now a useful addition to me as a composer.},
  author       = {Waite, Christian},
  keyword      = {big band,contemporary composing,composition,serial music,twelve-tone technique},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Approaching a twelve-tone technique in big band composing},
  year         = {2017},
}