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Nidra for chamber orchestra

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dc.contributor.advisor Mobberley, James en
dc.contributor.author Ng, Kelvin King Fung
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-01T20:45:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-01T20:45:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-01
dc.date.submitted 2012 Spring en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14489
dc.description Title from PDF of title page, viewed on June 1, 2012 en
dc.description Thesis advisor: James Mobberley en
dc.description Vita en
dc.description Thesis (M.M.)--Conservatory of Music and Dance. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012 en
dc.description.abstract I believe in music as spiritual conveyor. My musical goal is to enhance this function. The current thesis is an attempt, of which the principle is to reach the spiritual through the corporeal, to resonate the mutual through the personal. The yoga practice of sleep-like meditation (yoga nidra), as well as the situation of sleep in general, have been my interest. In yoga nidra, the practitioner's attention is focused successively on each part of their own body in an effort to achieve a state of wakeful sleep. In the current thesis, musical materials are derived from the sounds, gestalts or other mental representations of the bodily self during the situation of sleep, including interoception (sensual information about our physiological condition such as gravity, pain or 'qi'), proprioception (feedback information about our movements), somatic motor control (voluntary muscular movement), habituation (desenisitization of repeating stimuli) and attentional focus, in an attempt to come closer to the personal realm through self-identification via the function of 'mirror neurons'. These elements are however abstracted and deviated in their forms of presentation, and are situated in various contexts in relation to other elements, serving to gear progressively toward the ritualistic goal of achieving a collective but qualitatively distinctive state of heightened private selfconsciousness shared among audience. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Score -- Vita en
dc.format.extent vii, 19 pages en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject.lcsh Chamber orchestra music -- Scores en
dc.subject.lcsh Yoga en
dc.subject.other Thesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Music en
dc.title Nidra for chamber orchestra en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type Musical score en
thesis.degree.discipline Music Composition en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Kansas City en
thesis.degree.name M.M. en
thesis.degree.level Masters en


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