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|Title: ||Acoustic guitar practice and acousticity :establishing modalities of creative practice|
|Authors: ||Sinclair, Roderick|
|Issue Date: ||2008 |
|Publisher: ||Newcastle University|
|Abstract: ||The contemporarya cousticg uitarh asd evelopedfr om its origins in the 'Spanish'
guitar to become a global instrument and the musical voice of a wide range of styles.
The very 'acousticity' of the instrumentp ositionsi t as a binary oppositet o the
electric guitar ano as a signifier for the organic and the natural world, artistry and
maturity,e clecticisma ndt he esoteric.I n this concept-rootedsu bmissiont,h e
acoustica nd guitaristicn atureo f the instrumentis consideredin relationt o a range
of social, cultural and artistic concerns, and composition is used primarily to test a
thesis, wherein a portfolio of original compositions, presented as recordings and
understooda s phonogramsc, ommentu pona ndr eflect uponm odeso f
performativity: instrument specific performance, introspection, virtuosity, mediation
by technology and performance subjectivities.|
|Description: ||PhD Thesis|
|Appears in Collections:||School of Arts and Cultures|
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