Title

Electronic percussion controllers: Their application in the electronic realization and live performance of "Embers", by John Van der Slice and "A Change of Scenery" by Robin Cox

Date of Award

1994

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Department

Music

Abstract

Percussion controllers are an integral part of the twentieth century continuum of Western art music. Embers (1993), by John Van der Slice, and A Change of Scenery (1994), by Robin Cox, both for MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) percussion, were electronically realized between December 1993 and April 1994, and were performed at the author's doctoral recital on April 29, 1994.The essay provides a perspective on percussion controllers through a review of relevant aesthetic and technical progress of electronic music since 1874. Embers and A Change of Scenery are examined with reference to timbre creation, percussion technique, and equipment analysis.

Keywords

Music

Link to Full Text

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