Composition as a tool to find home

University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Högskolan för scen och musik

Author: Žofie Kašparová; [2018-07-29]

Keywords: Composition; Identity; World music;

Abstract: In this artistic research I explore my own process of composing music. Being a “world musician” with no specific roots but with experience from many different genres from western classical music and jazz to many different world traditions was confusing for me in the search for the answer to the question “what is my identity?” In this thesis I describe how the genres I’ve played and listened to blend in my compositions creating “genreless music”, which influences appear in the music unconsciously and also what conscious choices do I make while composing. This process helped me to articulate what identity means and how I relate to it.

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