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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Issued: 2010

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: electronic

Extent: ix, 67 p.: ill. (some col.); music

Language(s): English

Summary: When John Cage invented the prepared piano in 1940, he created a sound world and body of music unlike anything heard before. The innovative music he wrote for prepared piano requires a completely new approach to performance, and expands our understanding of the piano's capabilities. This study will examine the main prepared piano works by John Cage, with a detailed analysis of the Sonatas and Interludes. Cage's Table of Preparations will be examined to establish an aesthetic rationale for this preparation. Different modes of listening will be explored through a selection of the Sonatas and Interludes recorded in three different technological systems - conventional AB 2.0, surround 5.1, and Disk Jecklin. The latter allows for a true surround sound experience as Cage himself might have heard his own pieces. Included is a compact disc of selections from Sonatas and Interludes recorded in each of the three technological systems.

Identifier: 612372063 (oclc), 1927866 (digitool), FADT1927866 (IID), fau:2968 (fedora)

Note(s): by Inara Ferreira.Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.Includes bibliography.Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Subject(s): Cage, JohnCage, John -- Criticism and interpretationPrepared piano musicMusic -- United States -- 20th centuryAleatory music -- History and criticismAvant-garde (Music) -- History and criticism

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/1927866

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Ferreira, Inara

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A2968



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