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NARRATIVE APPROACH IN GROOVE-RELATED MUSIC (2016)

Carmelo Emanuele Patti
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During the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, western composers have used various traditional forms to structure their works. For example, each dance of a Baroque suite had its own rhythmic character and tempo. The sonata form affected composers until the twentieth century, adapting the traditional form to a new musical language. In Jazz music, the tendency to write music following forms borrowed from the past is really popular. The structure, that we can find in a lot of Big Band pieces, formed by an intro, exposition, development and recapitulation with the “shout chorus” (in which the whole ensemble plays the theme or a special) has classical reminiscences (e.g. certain aspects ABA-form). Moreover, if we consider the main Jazz repertoire (e.g. Standards from Real Books) we can also say that almost all the compositions are based on pre-defined forms (e.g. blues, 16/32 bar form, rhythm change form, etc.). Except “free Jazz” in which the player, starting from a concept has the freedom to develop his musical thinking only through improvisation, in Jazz there is still the tendency to write music starting from rules, such as pre-defined chord progressions or fixed forms. As a composer I found it interesting to find a way to open the traditional use of form in Jazz, and I decided to investigate on how it is possible to relate the aspects of musical narration to the aspects of form. The question that led me to find answers and start this journey was: How can I relate the aspects of form in my groove-related music by analyzing the aspects of musical narration? This allowed me to open the traditional way of writing groove-related music, rethinking the use of the constructive approach in writing in “groove”. The use of narrative approach was also a pretext to reflect on the representation of meanings into music, and I included in my research some reflections about the role of musical perception. The concept behind the musical narration defines the form, and the narrative approach opened me to a variety of possibilities to develop musical material in my composition. The constructive approach used to build up the groove (at a Micro level) can be implemented with the narrative approach (at a Macro level).
typeresearch exposition
keywordsjazz, composition, groove, musical narration, Codarts
date26/05/2016
published21/09/2016
last modified21/09/2016
statuspublished
share statuspublic
affiliationCodarts, University of the Arts
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/278288/278289
published inCodarts
portal issueCodarts Artistic Research Reports.
connected toCodarts
external linkwww.codarts.nl


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278375 Obsession (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278374 4SONG4SEASONS (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278372 Inverno (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278369 autunno demo1 (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278363 Estate (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278360 primavera demo (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278356 Come foglie (AKOM) (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278354 Come Foglie (Partitura) (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278350 Dreams come true as long as the alarm goes off (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278347 Dreams come true as long as the alarm goes off - (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278344 I know the answer (rs) (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278342 I know the answer edit - Full Score (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278339 Lullaby for an Inconsolable Pessimist (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278337 Lullaby for an inconsolable pessimist (score and parts) (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278332 Obsession (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278330 Obsession (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278329 Obsession (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278326 Sleep Rough (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278324 Sleep Rough (score and parts) (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved
278320 Carmelo Patti AR FInal Report (c) Carmelo Patti All rights reserved

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