Author

Iris Sidikman

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lee, Cheng-Hou

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

School of Music

Abstract

As a music major, my capstone is a combination of my required senior recital and a research component in the form of program notes. Both my recital repertoire and my program notes are focused on one overarching question: what happens when you take the cello, often times a supporting instrument or a member of a larger ensemble in contemporary writing, and make it the focus? This is a topic very important to me as a performer and a presenter of contemporary works. Contemporary practice and electroacoustic music have been my focus for the last few years here at NIU, and I strongly believe that in a world where technology is everywhere and young artists are striving for innovative ideas, they are the future of music performance and composition. The recital consists of 4 works: one cello solo suite utilizing extended techniques (Benjamin Britten Solo Cello Suite) one solo with pre-recorded tape accompaniment (Cello Counterpoint), one solo with percussion accompaniment (Little Eye) and one duo for cello and steel pan (21). By picking all works that lie outside of a traditional chamber setting, I am enforcing the creative vision for the recital- one of contemporary works with a unique cello-centered focus.

Comments

My degree is actually a B.M. (Bachelor of Music). I also performed a full-length recital of contemporary cello music which, for copyright reasons, I cannot upload here.

Extent

2 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

Senior Recital Program Notes

Media Type

Text

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