The guitar music of Ben Monder: a physicalistic analysis

Jameson Lachlan Feakes

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Jazz guitarist, Ben Mender's (b. 1962) musical background is one of improvisation, yet many of his original works are fully composed. With that contrast in mind, one can posit that his compositions were conceived in some part with a performative approach, suggesting a style of writing that blurs performance and composition. Through analysis of several of Mender's works, Oceana (2005), Double Sun (2005), Orbits (1996), and Windowpane (2000), I argue the necessity of exploring physical and idiomatic elements to form a detailed understanding of both the nature of a musical work, and a composer 's creative process.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Sun, Cecilia, Supervisor
  • Tonkin, Christopher, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Nov 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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