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Dancing in the Moonlight

Armstrong, T (2009) Dancing in the Moonlight [Composition] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

These two pieces are aimed at a wider audience, one not necessarily well versed in the language of contemporary music. I adopt here a tonal language that draws overtly on pre-existing styles- Turkish folk/popular music and jazz. The first piece is based around a rhythmic pattern, the Aqsaaq, commonly found in much Middle Eastern folk music and marries this with unambiguously Turkish melodic material. The second piece, a homage to the late South African jazz pianist Bheki Mseleku, uses a pre-existing jazz 'head' as a template from which new melodic material is formed. Both pieces bring to bare processes of construction found in my more specialised music but applied here to more vernacular material.

Item Type: Composition
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Armstrong, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 9 March 2009
Funders : Sarah Field
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:28
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 16:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/804115

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