PhD Defence Marina Liontou-Mochament - Expanded inspiration: metric improvisation and tools for composition in contemporary modal music

Geplaatst op 10 okt. 2023

Marina phd defence
On October 18, 2023, Marina Liontou-Mochament defended her doctoral research at University Leiden.

Wednesday 18 October 2023
11:15 - 12:00

Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


  • Prof.dr. R. Beckles Willson
  • Prof.dr. J. Bor
  • dr. A. van Oostrum (UvA)

Marina Liontou-Mochament's doctoral research investigates how metric improvisation practice can enhance inspiration in improvisation and creation of composed works. By employing a variety of methodological tools (intensive listening to recordings and videos of live and studio performances, music transcription and analysis, ethnographic research (interviews), participatory observation, improvising and composing), and by focusing on the work of carefully chosen figures (Marko Melkon, Udi Hrant, John Berberian, Ara Dinkjian, Tamer Pınarbaşı and Kyriakos Tapakis), this research proposes ways of enriching melodic and rhythmic vocabulary, and substantially developing skills in structuring metric improvisations and composed works.