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Fantasies Kuo, Chia Lin


"Fantasies" is a sixteen-minute suite for a chamber ensemble that includes eight performers: flute, clarinet, two percussionists, harp, piano, violin, and cello. The work consists of five movements and contains various melodic themes and thematic material. Motivic development is the most important compositional approach that I have applied in this work. In the second and third movements, the initial motives are modified by the motivic fragmentations, and transformed into the new melodies. The dissertation is divided into five chapters. The first chapter offers a basic overview of the piece, my personal inspiration, and other musical influences that led to the composition. The second, third, and four chapters provide a comprehensive analysis of the entire piece. Concluding remarks are made in the fifth chapter, including philosophical and aesthetic associations.

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