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Referential Networks, Composing and the “Outside World”


Patrick van Deurzen


Research Coach: Marcel Cobussen

Circle Leader: Henk Borgdorff



Research Report

Table of Contents











1. Composition 1 - Sí calpestando fiori errava hor qua, hor là... (2014)

1.1. Analysis

1.2. Context 1: The author, the reader and the text


2. Composition 2 - A Toccata: “What is beautiful is loved, and what is not is unloved.” (2014)

2.1. Self-reference in Music

2.2. Analysis


3. Composition 3 - Figures from 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'(2014-15)

3.1. A Referential Network in music that refers to other disciplines

3.2. Analysis


4. Performers Perspective

4.1. Context 2: About intertextuality and the perspective of the observer

4.2. Performers perspective



5. Certain aspects of European composed art music after the Second World War


6. Conclusions



7. Bibliography