Portfolio of Original Compositions

UoM administered thesis: Phd

  • Authors:
  • Yuhao Wu


This portfolio consists of compositions using techniques and aesthetics informed by research into aspects of Chinese culture, indigenous and ethnic musics and various landscapes - for example, Chinese painting, Uyghur music and landscapes in northwest China. The outcome is a Portfolio of Original Compositions comprising seven works: Mountains (2018) for organ, Mirages (2018) for string orchestra and piano, Kashgar (2018 - 2019) for brass band, Deserts (2019) for piano, Eclipse (2019) for wind band, Ocean (2019) for symphony orchestra, Plateau (2019 - 2020) for solo tenor, choir and eight instruments. The portfolio is accompanied by a commentary, which consists of an Introduction and Conclusion, and the three main chapters: Interpretation of Compositions of Handscroll Paintings, Experiments in Expression, Developments of Aesthetic and Texture. This commentary explains the details of my research.


Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Award date1 Aug 2022