M.Mus. Thesis: Percussion and Computer in Live Performance / by Charles Martin

A percussion and computer performance from 2009.

A percussion and computer performance from 2009.

I submitted my M.Mus thesis on Friday. It’s called Percussion and Computer in Live Performance and is available here online or from the permanent link below:

Charles Martin. Percussion and computer in live performance. Master’s thesis, School of Music, The Australian National University, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13813

Abstract:

This thesis seeks to articulate a performer’s perspective of the interactions between percussion and computer in performance. A selection of compositions for percussion and computer will be used to explain how understanding the role of the computer can inform the player’s technical and musical choices and is vital to convey a cohesive performance. Two of the compositions are the author’s own work. Discussion of both the creation and performance of these works will suggest how using the computer with percussion extends the musical possibilities in a solo performance and allows implicit connections with practitioners of other art-forms.

Bibtex:

@MastersThesis{Martin:2009MMus,
  Author =       {Charles Martin},
  School =       {School of Music, The Australian National University},
  Title =        {Percussion and Computer in Live Performance},
  Url =          {http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13813},
  Abstract = {This thesis seeks to articulate a performer's
              perspective of the interactions between percussion
              and computer in performance. A selection of
              compositions for percussion and computer will be
              used to explain how understanding the role of the
              computer can inform the player's technical and
              musical choices and is vital to convey a cohesive
              performance. Two of the compositions are the
              author's own work. Discussion of both the creation
              and performance of these works will suggest how
              using the computer with percussion extends the
              musical possibilities in a solo performance and
              allows implicit connections with practitioners of
              other art-forms.},
  Keywords = {percussion, computer music, performance, interaction,
              new interfaces for musical expression},
  Year =         2009
}