Watts, Sarah (2015) Spectral Immersions: A Comprehensive Guide To The Theory And Practice Of Bass Clarinet Multiphonics. Doctoral thesis, Keele University.


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[img] Audio (Track 1: quarter-sounds for solo bass clarinet (2012) - Marc Yeats)

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[img] Audio (Track 2: Geometry of Air for solo bass clarinet (2102) - Ian Matheson)

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[img] Audio (Track 3: Airway for solo bass clarinet (2012) - Gareth Churchill)

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[img] Audio (Track 4: Sybil for solo bass clarinet (2012) - Antony Clare)

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[img] Audio (Track 5: Mi Cantare! for solo bass clarinet (2012) - Miroslav Spasov)

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[img] Audio (Track 6: Three Days on the Road for solo bass clarinet (2012) - Sohrab Uduman)

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[img] Audio (Track 7: Multiphonic Study for bass clarinet (2012) - Victor Baez)

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[img] Audio (Track 8 : Screapadal for solo bass clarinet (2012) - Sarah Watts)

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[img] Audio (Track 9: Her Sisters' Notebook for bass clarinet and tape (2011) - Lola Perrin (excerpt only))

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[img] Audio (Track 10: Pareidolia, for sensor-enhanced bass clarinet (2012) - Patrick Nunn (excerpt only))

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[img] Audio (Track 11: Darkness Visible for bass clarinet and piano (2012) - George Nicholson (excerpt only))

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[img] Audio (Track 12: Timeless Shades of Green for bass clarinet and piano (2012) - Stephen Davismoon (excerpt only))

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Spectral Immersions: A Comprehensive Guide To The Theory And Practice Of Bass Clarinet Multiphonics is a multi-component thesis that looks into the entire area of
multiphonic analysis and composition for the bass clarinet. A literary section of the thesis looks at past publications and the problems associated with using this contemporary technique, in terms of both compositional and performance issues. A theoretical analysis of Type One multiphonics gives an insight into how multiphonics on the bass clarinet work in a more scientific way and their close relationship with the harmonic series. A complete analysis of Type Two multiphonics using past charts and new-found fingerings results in the creation of the new SW multiphonic charts for the bass clarinet. The new SW charts are fully tested by correcting problems in past compositions by means of several student
compositional projects at various UK universities. Finally, a new set of études and pieces have been commissioned by composers from the UK and abroad. The results and successes of the pieces and new SW charts are analysed and can be listened to via accompanying audio and data CDs.

The results of this thesis provide both performers and composers with an accurate, exhaustive and up-to-date usable publication. Not only does this thesis provide a new set of multiphonic charts, but the addition of compositional examples using multiphonics provides both practice and recital material for performers and useful compositional technique hints and advice for composers wishing to use this resource in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: Included are a selection of works that were composed using the results of this research. Excludes additional data - Available as CD 1 with hard copy thesis.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Lisa Bailey
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 12:47
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 16:41
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2487

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