In my composition project for college this year I have a number of aims and objectives to act as motivation for my creativity.
I have three overarching aims for this project, which are as follows:
I will explore:
- Concepts including materialism, mindfulness and politics
- Techniques drawn from plunderphonics
- Techniques drawn from electroacoustic music
These aims are put in place in order to develop my:
- Ability to compose using conceptually rich material
- Ability to respond to the possibilities brought about by the semantic meaning of the words present in the recordings I sample, in addition to the sonic content
- Studio technique
- Ability to respond to different sound sources using interesting technical processes
My vision is to compose pieces that form a convincing and musically powerful reaction to politics, current affairs and modern living. These will hopefully prompt the listener to question their own values and reactions to the same issues. I hope to achieve this through both conscious dating of material, for example in the sounds or lyrical content I use, as well as using themes that do not such a precise dating to be powerful.
I will use this blog to discuss my:
- Artistic Philosophy
- Compositional Techniques
- Use of Technology
- The Progress of the Project as a Whole
I will also take into account my aims, objectives and vision, if they are met or if they change over time.
I will study genres and artists that inspire my composition practice and draw parallels with my own work. I hope to shed light on particular artistic practices that allow me to broaden the options for the direction of my work. My first artist study will be on PJ Harvey.
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