I have built and performed with many of Peter Blasser ‘s instruments over the years and find many aspects of his work inspiring and fascinating. How he designs random timing capacitors and resistors into his circuits, specifically in older kits and paper circuits , makes building the instrument an extension of performing with it since “[e]ach iteration of a paper circuit is unique, because the time elements vary with the change of component values in key locations” ( Blasser 2007 ). Designing and building instruments in this way collapses many creative roles in an interesting way, fitting in with my views on integrated practice.
In the Philippines, an academic thesis is named by the degree, such as bachelor/undergraduate thesis or masteral thesis. However, in Philippine English , the term doctorate is typically replaced with doctoral (as in the case of "doctoral dissertation"), though in official documentation the former is still used. The terms thesis and dissertation are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language yet it generally understood that a thesis refers to bachelor/undergraduate and master academic work while a dissertation is named for doctorate work.