Beyond the tune: new Irish music

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dc.contributor.advisor Godfrey, John en Vallely, Niall 2018-10-19T10:20:26Z 2018-10-19T10:20:26Z 2018 2018
dc.identifier.citation Vallely, N. 2018. Beyond the tune: new Irish music. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 85 en
dc.description.abstract The Irish musician is in an interesting position in relation to other post-colonial world cultures. As a colonised nation we have much in common with other colonised or formerly colonised peoples but we are also a first world country firmly ensconced as part of the “Western World”. As an Irish traditional musician first and foremost, I often feel a close affinity, both musically and politically, with other traditional musics from around the world, but I have also had a long relationship with Western Art Music. While I haven’t always felt “at home” socially with classical music, I have ended up composing music which draws to a great extent on my classical music education along with elements of Irish traditional music and other traditional musics. This synthesis of elements is at the crux of the music that I compose and it is this aspect that I intend to explore most in this thesis. I am going to begin with an auto-ethnographic discussion of my background as a musician and the various strands that have come to have importance for me as a composer. This will be followed by a look at the idea of cross-cultural composition and its particular influences on my own work. The final section of the dissertation is a series of commentaries on eight of my compositions, discussing how they relate to this paradigm. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2018, Niall Vallely. en
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dc.subject Music composition en
dc.subject Irish traditional music en
dc.subject Cross-cultural music en
dc.title Beyond the tune: new Irish music en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en
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