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MULTIDISCIPLINARITY AND REFERENCE AS A SOLUTION TO INWARD-FOCUSED APPROACHES IN MUSIC COMPOSITION by Dr. Federico Llach, published by the Tempo Journal from Cambridge University Press

October 9, 2018

Abstract

New Music thought and compositional praxis has excessively focused inward as a source of inspiration. In the last ten years, multidisciplinary composition has offered one possible solution to this problem. By combining music with theatrical elements and digital media, composers have produced works that are ‘not for the ears alone’. This paper offers a typification of its most novel aspects, and traces them in the author's own creative work, which additionally include the use of borrowed material as a means for establishing referentiality and elaborating semantic narratives.

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