Ram, Deepak (1996) A portfolio of original compositions exploring syncretism between Indian and western music. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.
In this dissertation, overviews and detailed examinations of three compositions are presented. These compositions which constitute the portfolio of the M.MUS degree, are an attempt to explore syncretism between Indian and western music. Two of these works are written for a flute quartet (flute, violin, viola and cello) accompanied in part by a mridangam (Indian percussion instrument). The third work is written for a jazz quartet (piano, saxophone, double bass and drums). Syncretism between western and Indian music can take on a variety of forms, and while this concept is not new, there exists no suitable model or framework through which these compositions can be analysed. The approach used In this dissertation IS therefore guided solely by the compositions themselves. The syncretism in these works lies in the use of melodic, rhythmic and timbral elements of Indian music within two ensembles which are essentially western. This dissertation describes each of these elements in their traditional context as well as the method of incorporating them into western ensemble playing.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Raga, Jazz, Indian music|
|Subjects:||M Music and Books on Music > M Music|
|Divisions:||Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Music and Musicology|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Carol Perold|
|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2012 10:28|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2012 10:28|
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