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 Award||25 Jun 2019|
- The University of Bristol
|Sponsors||Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia & Universiti Putra Malaysia|
|Supervisor||Michael P Ellison (Supervisor) & John Pickard (Supervisor)|
- musical composition
- contemporary music