Création de pièces novatrices reflétant l'hybridation entre le choro brésilien et l'approche compositionnelle du pianiste et compositeur américain Thelonious Monk

Authors: Vieira, Manoel
Advisor: Vieira, Manoel; Zaldivar, Rafael
Abstract: The aim of this work is to investigate the main aspects of Brazilian choro and the compositional approach of American pianist and composer Thelonious Monk to create original pieces inspired by the hybridization of these two musical approaches. Choro is a musical genre that has greatly influenced Brazilian music since its appearance in the nineteenth century. In addition, the enigmatic music of Thelonious contributed to the creation and development of Bebop jazz. Both approaches have undergone the process of musical hybridization as a key element in their consolidation and creation over time. For my project, Monk's compositional approach inspired me as a source of experimentation to restructure the choro. In the same way, the different aspects of choro encourage me to use them as tools allowing the modification of Monk's style. Their ways of structuring melody, harmony and rhythm are at the base of my compositions. I explore more precisely the challenge of interacting these two approaches by developing a vocabulary able to balance their elements, and this through my own compositions. By observing and analyzing these elements and structures, I add some interpretative considerations in order to collaborate also on performance. This project also traces the historical aspects of Choro and Monk with the idea of making better understand their origins and their training processes. Each composition presents a combination of quite varied structural elements that aim at balanced interaction and integration, stimulated by my own artistic individuality. This project aims to help the musicians in their musical interpretation by encouraging the creation.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2020
Open Access Date: 29 April 2020
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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