A composition informed by a study on the emotional power of music

Mylis, Dimitrios (2016) A composition informed by a study on the emotional power of music. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This study shows how altering musical characteristics can elicit different emotional responses in the listener, including an extended composition that demonstrates these techniques. Specifically, it examines how an individual perceives, processes and analyses sound information, with focus on the physical and the perceived elements of the sound. It is followed by an instrumental composition, which is aiming, on the creation of a ten-minute orchestral track that will make the listener to feel different emotions in one music piece. Moreover this study analyzes different perspectives on the field of music therapy, the reasons of its slow progress and it shows the roots and the progress of music therapy as a medical treatment. Finally a survey was made and used to collect primary data in order to find evidence, which will possibly support the secondary study.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:04
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:04
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21406

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