Performance aspects in compositions for saxophone and tape : David Heuser's Deep blue spiral, Paul Rudy's Geographic bells, and James Mobberley's Spontaneous combustion

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2001-08

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Justeson, Jeremy Bradford

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This treatise is a survey of performance aspects in three compositions for saxophone and tape written in the 1990s by American composers: David Heuser’s Deep Blue Spiral, Paul Rudy’s Geographic Bells, and James Mobberley’s Spontaneous Combustion. Each composition presents unique sets of performance problems. The aim of this treatise is to provide saxophone teachers and students the information necessary to prepare and perform these works and to encourage more performances of electro-acoustic music. Chapter Two is a historical and technological overview of electronic music. Chapter Three describes problems in performance unique to the electronic medium. Chapters Four, Five, and Six discuss aesthetic, theoretical, and performance aspects reflected in compositions by three individual composers. The appendices include a biographical sketch and interview with each composer.

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