FIGHT MUSIC: music, violence, spoken word
June 6, 2011 - news
FINALLY…. after a lot of cogitating, I have reached a draft of a research proposal that I am happy with. Â This morning I sent it off for my application for a place and funding for a Ph.D.
The proposal is called ‘Fight music’, and deals with my preoccupation with aestheticized violence Â in art (specifically music, of course!), and also my recent explorations into incorporating speech into concert music.
Fingers crossed I get a place and funding. Â But actually the exercise of writing the proposal has been really helpful. Â The process helped me clarify what exactly I want to achieve with my music over the next few years, and also where I should look for inspiration, aesthetic context and support. Â I’m definitely fired up to do something (apply somewhere else?) even if I don’t get a place this time round…