Enhancing Inspiration: Metric/Rhythmic Modal Improvisation as a Tool for Composition in Contemporary Modal Music.

Aiming to enhance inspiration in improvisation and composition in contemporary modal music, through and towards her artistic practice, this research will first explore in-depth aspects of metric/rhythmic improvisational practices through paradigmatic figures of the 20th century from various modal traditions.

Marina Liontou-Mochament

stringed instrument
Keywords: improvisation, composition, embodiment, ud, modal music
Duration: 2013-2023
Period: 20th century music
Musician type: stringed instrument
Host institution: Leiden University

Through decoding, analysing and reflecting on these practices, as well as her own practice, Marina Liontou-Mochament intends to acquire a systematized and articulated knowledge of this improvisational practice. This embodied knowledge will eventually be used as a tool for composing music, contributing consequently on the one hand to the field of metric/rhythmic modal improvisation, and on the other hand to the genre of contemporary modal music.

Joep Bor (promotor), prof. Frans de Ruiter (co-promotor)