Degree Name

Doctor of Creative Arts


Faculty of Creative Arts


The purpose of this thesis is to explain my creative position and its relationship to the six compositions accompanying it. I consider my own music to be an intrinsic drama in sound which reflects and expresses certain elements of my society and inner self. It is created from principles that may be identified as Pacific-European. These principles are drawn from my Pacific environs (especially The Philippines and Chinese artistic philosophy) and European musical heritage (such as the German and French schools). The cultural dualism creates a dramatic tension in the music.



Unless otherwise indicated, the views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wollongong.