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kim hedås: disputation/public defence



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When: Friday September 6, 13.00
Where: Lindgrensalen, Artisten, Högskolan för scen och musik, Fågelsången 1, Göteborg

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Lines: Music Moving – Composition Changing

Lines: Music Moving – Composition Changing is a dissertation that focuses on relationships in music. The main question posed in this dissertation is: How does music relate to what is not music? Through an artistic inquiry, where a reflexive movement between the different parts produces the method used, the dissertation addresses the act of composing with particular focus on how music moves and how relations in music change. Results are also in motion, and traces – lines – move, change direction, and connect the music with what is not music. This inquiry embraces the following five themes: movement, identity, time, memory and space – which all relate to each other, and which, through composition, change, transform and reshape meaning as well as expression. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the changes that arise as a result of the relationships that are activated between music and what is not music, since an understanding of how these relationships work enables opportunities for the composition of new music.

This dissertation takes the shape of a DVD, comprising the music in sixteen compositions, and a book, comprising the dissertation text.

Full abstract and more information may be found at the Gothenburg University webpage.

Opponent: Henrik Frisk

Download the dissertation here.

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  • Published: Jan 30th, 2012
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public defence lena dahlén



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At the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Lena Dahlén will have her public defence in performing arts Monday January 30 at 1 pm. Both the defence and the thesis is in Swedish  (Jag går från läsning till gestaltning. beskrivningar ur en monologpraktik
) and Faculty Opponent is Professor Karin Helander, Stockholms university. The defence will take place at Schildknechtteatern (Teater 2),  Academy of Music and Drama, Fågelsången 1, Gothenburg. More information (in Swedish) can be found here, and the full thesis (in Swedish) can be found here.

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  • Published: Nov 21st, 2010
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improvisation traditions



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The higher artistic seminar at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at University of Gothenburg, Thursday November 25, between 16 – 20 pm  have the title A meeting between the improvisation traditions Jazz, Folk Music and Art (in Swedish: Ett möte mellan improvisationstraditionerna jazz, folkmusik och konstmusik) Participants are Anders Jormin, Karin Nelson, Jonas Simonsson, Sten Sandell, the arrangement is by the Academy of Music and Drama and the location Örgryte Nya kyrka.

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