Analysis, reconstruction, and performance of interactive electroacoustic works for clarinet and obsolete technology: Selected works by Musgrave, Pennycook, Kramer, and Lippe

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Title:
Analysis, reconstruction, and performance of interactive electroacoustic works for clarinet and obsolete technology: Selected works by Musgrave, Pennycook, Kramer, and Lippe
Author:
Wetzel, David Brooke
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Performers interested in presenting interactive electroacoustic works face serious obstacles when the required equipment or technology becomes obsolete or unavailable. Transcription to updated technology provides at best a temporary solution. Detailed and device-independent documentation of interactive electronic systems used in older works can guide new performance realizations using available equipment. Such documentation should itself be formatted in a way that does not depend on specific electronic devices for interpretation or retrieval. Therefore, this paper proposes a model for the documentation and preservation of interactive electroacoustic music systems in which all synthesis and audio signal processing algorithms, control functions, and human-machine interactions are described in machine-neutral terms, using a combination of text, mathematics, and schematic diagrams. As an example of such documentation, the technical requirements for four works are analyzed and described: Thea Musgrave's Narcissus (1987), for clarinet in B-flat and digital delay, Bruce Pennycook's Praescio IV (1990) for clarinet and interactive MIDI system, Jonathan Kramer's Renascence (1974) for clarinet, tape, and tape delay system, and Cort Lippe's Music for Clarinet and ISPW (1992). New performance realizations of two of these works, Musgrave's Narcissus and Pennycook's Praescio IV are described and presented as part of the accompanying lecture-recital.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Music.
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music and Dance
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kirkbride, Jerry E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAnalysis, reconstruction, and performance of interactive electroacoustic works for clarinet and obsolete technology: Selected works by Musgrave, Pennycook, Kramer, and Lippeen_US
dc.creatorWetzel, David Brookeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWetzel, David Brookeen_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPerformers interested in presenting interactive electroacoustic works face serious obstacles when the required equipment or technology becomes obsolete or unavailable. Transcription to updated technology provides at best a temporary solution. Detailed and device-independent documentation of interactive electronic systems used in older works can guide new performance realizations using available equipment. Such documentation should itself be formatted in a way that does not depend on specific electronic devices for interpretation or retrieval. Therefore, this paper proposes a model for the documentation and preservation of interactive electroacoustic music systems in which all synthesis and audio signal processing algorithms, control functions, and human-machine interactions are described in machine-neutral terms, using a combination of text, mathematics, and schematic diagrams. As an example of such documentation, the technical requirements for four works are analyzed and described: Thea Musgrave's Narcissus (1987), for clarinet in B-flat and digital delay, Bruce Pennycook's Praescio IV (1990) for clarinet and interactive MIDI system, Jonathan Kramer's Renascence (1974) for clarinet, tape, and tape delay system, and Cort Lippe's Music for Clarinet and ISPW (1992). New performance realizations of two of these works, Musgrave's Narcissus and Pennycook's Praescio IV are described and presented as part of the accompanying lecture-recital.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic and Danceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKirkbride, Jerry E.en_US
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