• Grant Collins Grant Collins

My main aim and motivation for this study is to demonstrate, exemplify and explain new concepts and techniques that extend the nature and creative capacity of the drumset to contribute to its development as an accepted medium for solo concert performance. In realising the generation of a body of solo works for the drumset it also became necessary to address other key areas including the extended drumset, extended notation for the drumset and concepts for physical expression on the instrument. This DMA comprises an exegesis and a website (of my artistic work). The theoretical framework of my study lies in the exegesis as it is used to discuss and explicate past and current trends of my key research areas and to bring forward my own work and concepts. The website embodies my work which is represented with live video performances, video demonstrations of physical expression, pictorial documentation of the extend drumset and scores of all compositional works.