Tag Archives: gesture

Frank Zappa and Gesture

Here is a powerpoint presentation which looks at an approach to using an artist as a musicological case study. After explaining some potential generic approaches, it looks at Frank Zappa as a case study  

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Semiology and Performance Analysis

Here is a slideshare of a musicicology lecture I  recently gave on semiology and performance analysis. All the the listening examples are available via Spotify.

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The Big Note – The Ultimate Gesture: The incorporation of time, space and place in performing, composing, arranging and producing Frank Zappa’s music

As promised – here is the full 3000 words of a paper I presented in Cardiff a month ago. This is unedited – so probably has a few typos etc. I will be aiming to develop this early next year … Continue reading

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