Thesis / Dissertation

Collaboration and the Composer: Three Case Studies of Contrasting Collaborative Environments within the Creation of Music Theatre

Claire Alicia Robb Healy, Mark Pollard (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

This thesis is an analysis of collaborative relationships from a case study of Music theatre works in which I function as composer. The aim of this creative practice-led research is to illuminate working processes from the perspective of a composer-collaborator in the creation of these works, and reflect on key aspects of the collaborations which affected the way I approached composition and the works’ final performance outcomes. It discusses and documents my compositional approaches to creating sound for three productions: The Caucasian Chalk Circle, an existing text by Bertolt Brecht, a devised work including aspects of physical theatre entitled Crossroads and finally, contemporary playwri..

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