Degree

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

This monograph gives information about the collaborative process that takes place between commissioning saxophonists and composers of electronic music. It focuses specifically on music for solo performers and works for electronics, either with prerecorded tape or live electronics. The core of this paper centers on interviews conducted with composers of works for saxophone and electronics and professional saxophonists about the nature of their collaborations on new music for solo saxophone and electronics. The composers and performers selected had previously worked together on preparing and premiering a piece. Questions were developed for interviews of the composers and performers. The questions were about the collaborative process and specifically about the changes made before, during, and after the piece was premiered. Composers and performers were interviewed in person and over Skype. This document also serves as a pedagogical tool for composers and musicians in future collaborative experiences.

Date

3-18-2019

Committee Chair

Campbell, Griffin

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