Research

I successfully completed a doctorate researching the boundaries of improvisation and composition in 2010.

The content of that research is listed below:

Malcolm Atkins – Exploring the boundaries of Improvisation and Composition Volume 1

The second volume of the doctorate was a listing of supporting material. That is now included below and is combined with the detailed listing given at the start of Volume 1 above. This will be filled out with web locations of this material as it is organised on the internet:

Core Submissions

Sound Recordings:

Core CD 01
Core Audio Submission 01 Accession Part 1

Track Section Name
No No
01 1 Fanfares, Warnings, Promises 5.28 mins
02 2 Estonia (or Threshold) 7.45
03 3 Torture Chamber 6.48
04 4 A Fantastic edifice 3.49
05 5 A moment of doubt 2.50
06 6 Armoury 7.33
07 7 Between War and Wealth (or Got anything nice ?) 4.27
08 8 Treasury 7.09
09 9 Entrance to the Garden 5.00
09 10 (Garden from 2.06 s)
10 11 Death of Europe 7.42
11 12 Requiem 3.33
12 13 The Extent of my Domains 6.18
Total 68.22 mins
Core CD 02 (CD as released by Oxford Improvisers)
Core Audio Submission 02 Accession Part 2

Track Section Name
No No
01 14 Bulgaria (or Do I recall that melody?)
02 15 Lake of Tears
03 16 Springtime behind the Slaughterhouse
04 17 Accession
05 18 Doubt
06 19 Summit
07 20 On Parting
Total 36.44

Core CD 03
Core Audio Submissions 03 and 04
Track Name
No
01 Do Geese See God 17.41
02 Paradise Purgatory and Pandemonium 9.45
Total 27.26

Total core audio time 132.32 ms

Other referenced recordings are included the example submissions

Video Recordings

Core DVD 01

Core Video Submission 01 October in Oxford 7.28
Core Video Submission 02 Reconstruction 3 7.26
Core Video Submission 03 Because I Love You 7.23

Core DVD 02

Core Video Submission 04 A Moonbeam Locked Up (Pierrot) film from performance at Chipping Norton theatre 41.28

Total video time: 63.45 ms

Example video recordings are listed in the appendices

Scores

Core Scores 01 Accession Scores
Core Scores 02 Do Geese See God
Core Scores 03 Paradise, Purgatory and Pandemonium

Other referenced scores are included the example submissions

Example Submissions

(timings are not included for these submissions as they are not for assessment).

Sound Recordings

Example CD 01 – extracts and alternative versions of core works

01 ‘Treasury’ from Accession June 2005
02 Opening of ‘Estonia’ showing use of fragment conducted in and played by Bruno Guastalla.
03 Pat Thomas playing the opening of the ‘Bulgaria’ arranged
04 ‘Death of Europe’ from June performance of Accession
05 Disintegration of the Garden melody
06 first two minutes of ‘The Extent of my domains’
07 Do Geese See God opening
08 Do Geese See God ending
09 Do Geese See God start of middle section
10 Do Geese See God middle section showing improvising choir
11 ‘Mondestrunken’ studio recording
12 ‘Bohemian Crystal’ studio recording
13 ‘Red Mass’ from Pierrot performance May 2009
14 ‘Red Mass’ studio recording
15 ‘Night’ – Studio recording

Example CD 02 – other referenced performances

01 Theremin Concerto
02 AMV ‘Pange Lingua’
03 Oxford Improvisers quintet in concert
04 Oxford Improvisers plus Vahni Capildeo
05 Nonstop Tango ‘Sneer’
06 Malcolm Atkins improvisation with Smith Quartet 01 07 Malcolm Atkins improvisation with Smith Quartet 02
08 Malcolm Atkins improvisation with Smith Quartet 03
09 Malcolm Atkins, Pete McPhail, Miles Doubleday at Cohesion Festival

Example CD 03 – other referenced performances

01 Winterlight
02 ‘The Horse’
03 Nonstop Tango ‘ The Alphabet Song’

Video Recordings

Example DVD 01

01 Identity (extracts from performance at OVADA gallery)
02 ‘Night’ (recorded for Dispatx web site)
03 ‘Rousham’ (improvisation in a cave in Rousham Gardens)
04 Winterlight (Café Reason street performance)

Example DVD 02

01 Onomatomania last performance

Scores

Example Scores

01 Autumn Thoughts
02 Do Geese See God (original short score- full score submission is in Core Scores)

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