EXTENDING AN ORIGINAL ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION WITH COMMENTARY
|關鍵字:||管弦樂曲創作;「非常態」編制;室內樂作品創作;composition of orchestra;“nonnormal” composition;chamber pieces composition|
EXTENDING is a single-movement “abnormal” composition for orchestra, and the title, EXTENDING, takes the meaning of continuity and durability. The main idea of this piece is taking the silence after the audiences finished their welcoming applause while the musicians go on stage as the beginning of this piece, and extend this silence all the way to another silence, which occurs right before the applause of the audience after the performance, and treat it as the end of the piece. The compositional structure of this piece has seven parts, and each of them are connected tightly. Each part consists of a set of seven notes that were designed according to the characteristics of each instruments. The pitch materials of each parts were then designed according to these note sets. This thesis contains five chapters. Chapter 1 elaborates the compositional incentives and inner thoughts behind the piece. Chapter 2 is a review of three former works of the composer and discuss the inspiration and techniques which influenced the piece. Chapter 3 illustrates the core idea and practical application of “abnormal” composition. Chapter 4 will take further inspections towards the techniques of this composition. Chapter 5 is the conclusion, which further stress the relationship between EXTENDING, me, and my periodic conclusion of self-learning composition.