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The influence of folk music in Three Works by Béla Bartόk: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, Sonata (1926) for piano, and 'Contrasts' for violin, clarinet and piano
(University of Canterbury. Music, 1986)
It is well known that the compositions of Béla Bartόk are influenced by folk music. Until recently, however, musicologists in the West have treated this aspect of Bartόk's music superficially. By avoiding the folk music ...
The beginnings and development of a New Zealand music: The life, and work (1940-1965), of Douglas Lilburn
(University of Canterbury. Music, 1983)
In 1940, 100 years after the proclamation of British Sovereignty of New Zealand, a young composer, Douglas Lilburn, returned to his native New Zealand from advanced musical studies in London. His music, drawn from the ...
Second hearing recognition of music: The design and administration of a research instrument which examines one aspect of music listening
(University of Canterbury. Music, 1982)
Listening is the one universal encounter all people have with music. Today the possibility exists of listening to music by itself, for itself, but this accessibility has not resulted in an increase in listening ability nor ...
Source recognition of environmental sounds in the composition of sonic art with field-recordings: A New Zealand viewpoint
(University of Canterbury. Music, 1989)
The use of recorded environmental sounds in electroacoustic music has led to the raising of fundamental questions concerning the aesthetic criteria with which such materials should be approached in composition. One of ...