Twenty-First Century Cori Spezzati: An International Polychoral Music Composition and Recording Project

Little, Jonathan D. (2016) Twenty-First Century Cori Spezzati: An International Polychoral Music Composition and Recording Project. In: Sixth Annual Research & Scholarship Conference, University of Chichester, 8 Jul 2016, The Dome, Bognor Regis Campus. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project involves the creation of several new choral works, all of which feature intricate a cappella (or unaccompanied) “polychoral” techniques. These techniques include multi-part, multi-divisi, solo, and unusual spatial effects (or cori spezzati – literally “split” or “separated choirs” – as the technique was referred to in the Renaissance and early Baroque periods). By such means, an extra dimension is added both to recordings and to live performances (where the aural “spatial” interest creates a quasi-theatrical effect).

This project is part-funded by an Australian Government / Australia Council for the Arts “Individual International Arts Project Award”, and takes place across three countries: the UK, the US, and Australia.

A CD recording of the works will be issued in 2017 by PARMA Recordings (US), and at least three new, large-scale choral scores will be published. The CD will also include the Royal Philharmonic Society / BBC Radio 3 "ENCORE Choral" award-winning work, "Kyrie" (for 21 voices).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polychoral, cori spezzati, PARMA, Kyrie, Australia Council
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT40-67 Composition. Elements and techniques of music
Divisions: Departments > Music
Event Title: Sixth Annual Research & Scholarship Conference, University of Chichester
Event Location: The Dome, Bognor Regis Campus
Event Dates: 8 Jul 2016
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Depositing User: Jonathan Little
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 14:57
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 10:02
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2236

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