Contemporary problems and solutions in the field of modern percussion repertoire
Slater, Andrew C.
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Slater, Andrew C. 2013. Contemporary Problems and Solutions in the field of Modern Percussion Repertoire. -- In Proceedings: 9th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.12-13
Contemporary music presents a unique set of challenges to its performers. This is especially so for the modern percussionist. Aside from being both mentally and physically draining, the performer must convince an audience, that what he/she is presenting is Art. This study proceeds to analyze tactics used by top performers of the idiom. These tactics include: Memorization of Music, Choreography and Movement, and Oral Presentation. These will be demonstrated through audio, video, and live performance. Although this study is inspired by solo percussion repertoire, it is meant to be observed by all musicians as an aid in their performance.
Research completed at the School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Paper presented to the 9th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 8, 2013.