The composing guitarist
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis describes the process of composing and performing my own music, with an emphasis on how I can grow as a performer on the guitar when I am myself the composer. I describe my process of composing and performing in three stages: the creator, the arranger, and the performer. The artistic part of this thesis has resulted in a new song cycle, written partly with inspiration from the music of Kurt Weill, and his way of writing for the guitar. I have written about the process of composing this music, reflected on practicing it; and also added a journal with detailed entries from the process. After recording the music, I analyzed the details from the performance, and as I was working with the song cycle, I also recorded separate songs for guitar, which I connected to the project of performing the song cycle. The result was that I developed my ways of practicing my own compositions, found shortcomings in the ways that I work as a composer and got further revelations on writing for the guitar in an ensemble, much thanks to the inspiration from the music of Weill.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Konstnärligt arbete, Gitarr, komposition, övning, Kurt Weill, sångcykel, arrangör
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55050Local ID: bf594603-0414-4853-948d-358c9b66ee27OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-55050DiVA: diva2:1028431
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Music Performance, master's level
Validerat; 20160515 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved