Title

Music for three piece orchestra : using motivic analysis to characterise Hiromi Uehara's compositional style as found in her 2006 jazz trio album Spiral

Date of Award

2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

First Advisor

Mr Tom O'Halloran

Abstract

Hiromi Uehara is an established name in modern Jazz culture. Critical review praises her pianistic ability and compositional style. However, very few of these texts are supported with in-depth transcription and analysis.

Through a descriptive score analysis of her motifs and methods of motivic development, many of Hiromi’s compositional traits are identified and explained.

Her use of specific rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and structural devices are observed and explored in two compositions, Spiral and Edge, and the findings are used as a basis for characterizing the trio compositional style found throughout the 2006 album Spiral.

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