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Syntagmes

Description: Recording of Francis Dhomont's Syntagmes. This work obeys a double concern: formal rigor and vagrancy of the imagination. Seemingly contradictory proceedings, they are inspired by linguistic mechanisms which - within the limits of a code - allow innumerable discoveries.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Dhomont, Francis, 1926-
Partner: UNT Music Library

The Snare Drum as a Solo Concert Instrument: An In-Depth Study of Works by Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Dan Senn, and Stuart Saunders Smith, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works by Keiko Abe, Daniel Levitan, Askell Masson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Others

Description: This dissertation discusses the potential of the snare drum as a solo concert instrument. Four pieces from a collection entitled The Noble Snare are used for demonstration ("Homily" by Milton Babbitt, "Composed Improvisation for Snare Drum" by John Cage, "Peeping Tom" by Dan Senn, and "The Noble Snare" by Stuart Saunders Smith). In the absence of many traditional musical devices (i.e. melody and harmony), alternative means of expression are used by the composer. Each piece is discussed with regard to its distinctive compositional approach and inherent performance issues. Information is also given pertaining to the background of the Noble Snare series. This includes: the inspiration for the project, editorial issues, and its influence on snare drum performance. Much of this research was completed through interviews by with author with Sylvia Smith, publisher of The Noble Snare and owner of Smith Publications.
Date: December 2004
Creator: Baker, Jason Colby
Partner: UNT Libraries

Alterego per percussioni solo e nastro

Description: Recording of Iván Patachich's Alterego per percussioni solo e nastro. This piece wants to use the possibilities of electroacoustic modulation in the field of percussion instruments. The score of the composition consists of four parts noted in a traditional way. The second, third and fourth parts are transformed by electroacoustic means, the first part remains without any modulation. The piece consists of short sections. During these sections, free rhythms alternate. The composition has a bridge shape, culminating at the end of the fifth section. The main modulations are: filtering with control voltage, feedback, transposition, spatialization, etc.
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Date: 1982
Creator: Patachich, Iván
Partner: UNT Music Library