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Gray, Nick (2019) 'Ardhanariswara: A Composition-as-Research Project for String Quartet and Dance.' Brief Encounters, 3 (1). pp. 102-107.

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The written component is a critical commentary on this video 'Ardhanariswara: A composition-as-research project for string quartet and dance’: Ardhanariswara is a musical exploration of the female-male form of the Hindu god Shiva through the medium of string quartet and choreography. The music makes use of the gendered voices of the string quartet medium, mirroring the SATB format of a choir, and also explores interlocking techniques derived from Balinese gamelan music, in particular the quartet of metallophones, gendér wayang, which accompanies shadow plays

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Musical fusion, gender fluidity, Balinese gamelan, string quartet
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
ISSN: 25140612
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Nicholas Gray. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. No warranty, express or implied, is given. Nor is any representation made that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The publisher shall not be liable for any actions, claims, proceedings, demand or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material.
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 12:01

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