PhD RMIT University 2015 Pages: 108

From body schema to score: creating spatial grammars in contemporary electric guitar practice.

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Link to Thesis: https://equella.rmit.edu.au/rmit/file/2ed3f042-8093-4d53-82ec-1e6a02de2b80/1/Buckley.pdf

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Johnson (1987) and Acitores’ (2011) work in defining body schema as a form of consciousness potentially offers a new platform for reconceptualising musical relations spatially. What if music composition, traditionally considered as the temporal organisation of parameters of pitch, timbre and rhythm, can be approached through embodiment, through a more visceral approach to abstracted domains? My research investigates how a performer’s inherent proprioceptive knowledge can be accessed and manipulated through metaphors, cognitive structuring that might then describe possible organisation of sonic behaviours...

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