Note:This scholarly essay is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

Files in this item

FilesDescriptionFormat

application/pdf

application/pdfGabriel Pique_Scholarly Essay.pdf (2MB)
(no description provided)PDF

Description

Title:The electric saxophone: An examination of and guide to electroacoustic technology and classical saxophone repertoire
Author(s):Piqué, Gabriel Lamar
Advisor(s):Fieldsteel, Eli
Contributor(s):Richtmeyer, Debra; Eagen-Jones, Megan; McNeill, Charles
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):electroacoustic
saxophone
electronics
technology
contemporary repertoire
performance
guide
Abstract:Throughout history, advances in technology have impacted classical saxophone repertoire. As new electroacoustic tools for composition were created, classical saxophone repertoire showcasing these new creative technologies also emerged. Many of these works omit technical details, however, and instead rely on a performer’s technological knowledge to fill in the gaps. Because of this, performers without the prerequisite technological experience can feel intimidated and shy away from electroacoustic saxophone repertoire. Performance of this music plays an important part in its preservation, and this project is designed to encourage performance of electroacoustic saxophone works. The opening portion of this essay outlines important developments in electroacoustic technology, key electroacoustic works, and how those technologies intersected with saxophone repertoire. This is followed by a thorough guide that breaks down how to approach electroacoustic works and lowers the barrier of entry to electroacoustic saxophone performance.
Issue Date:2021
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Essay
Type:Text
Image
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/110121
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Gabriel Piqué
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-07-08


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics