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L’Esprit du Feu: Introduction

Operatic work in Tahitian language, by Geoffroy Colson, libretto by Gabriel Cavallo. Non-Traditional Research Output. L’Esprit du Feu: Te Vārua o te Auahi is a creative operatic work aiming at embodying the potential sustainability of indigenous Pacific Islands cultures within a changing environment. The project delivers a highly creative artwork combining operatic singing with French Polynesian […]

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Compositional ethnomusicology and the Tahitian musical landscape

Colson, G. 2016. Compositional ethnomusicology and the Tahitian musical landscape: Towards meta-sustainability through creative practice research informed by ethnographic fieldwork. PhD Dissertation. The University of Sydney. Taking the contemporary musical landscape of Tahiti as a case study, this thesis jointly in ethnomusicology and composition combines an ethnographic and ethnomusicological enquiry with a practice-based artistic research […]

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Taʻaroa

Colson, G. 2013. Taʻaroa. IRMA, The University of Sydney Sydney Conservatorium of Music – Centenary Commissioning Project World Premiere on 2 May, 2013 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Non-Traditional Research Output (IRMA, The University of Sydney, 2013). TAʻAROA, an eight-minute piece by Geoffroy Colson, for nonet (Trumpet, French Horm, Trombone, Tuba, Alto Sax, Baritone […]

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