Old Instruments, New Sounds, Same Language: The Notation, Orchestration, and Compositional Use of Contemporary Techniques for Orchestral Stringed Instruments
This research project utilizes semiotic principals in order to outline a comprehensive notational system for orchestral stringed instruments and the contemporary practices and extended techniques composers ask for in 20th- and 21st-century repertoire. This work acts as both a survey of the repertoire of orchestral string music, selected based upon the use of these techniques, and as a notational guide targeted towards composers. Techniques are chosen based upon their accessibility, historical importance, and my own personal experience composing with and performing works containing them. Additionally, ...
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