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Play and reflection

A study of a process of musical interpretation of Harrison Birtwistle’s Deowa in relation to 7 other musical works for female voice and clarinet

In this doctoral project Deowa is studied in relation to seven other musical works for female voice and clarinet. This includes another work by Birtwistle and music by Anton Webern, Pascal Dusapin, Bjørn Kruse and Lene Grenager, all of which are composed between 1924 and 2004. My perspective as a performing clarinettist together with my collaboration with the soprano Astrid Kvalbein creates a starting point in the present project. Consequently, the project has two dimensions. One is based on my experience as a clarinet player and the other is based on my theoretical reflections. Attached to the text is an audio recording with the eight musical works.

Ph.D. Dissertation

The dissertation is available in Norwegian from NMH Brage:
Spill og refleksjon. En studie av en musikalsk interpretasjonsprosess av Harrison Birtwistles Deowa i relasjon til sju andre komposisjoner for kvinnestemme og klarinett

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Published: Jan 10, 2017 — Last updated: Sep 2, 2020