Creative Interventions
: Musical Voices

  • Camellia Mohamed Razali

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Musical Composition


The abundance of cultural interaction and integration in today’s world shows how our present lives constantly intertwine around each other’s, with those diversities enriching our thoughts, arts, and lives. I felt this acutely when composing the eleven submitted works. Music composition now offers an inventive musical freedom beyond the limitations of traditional methods, with the potential to follow a more diverse array of ideas wherever they may lead. Enough resources and tools of music composition from various cultures in the world have become integral in such intercultural activity that we have now coined the term ‘intercultural’ music. Therefore, this composition portfolio seeks to show the rewards of making such an artistic effort of communicating through the means of more than one cultural influence. My compositions demonstrate a journey of combining influences personally both external and internal into the instrumental and vocal works of the present portfolio.
Date of Award25 Jun 2019
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Bristol
SponsorsMinistry Of Education, Malaysia & Universiti Putra Malaysia
SupervisorMichael P Ellison (Supervisor) & John Pickard (Supervisor)


  • musical composition
  • contemporary music

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