The contemporary violin : extended performance techniques / Patricia Strange and Allen Strange.

  • Berkeley : University of California Press c2001
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1 online resource (352 p.)
  • 1-283-88229-9
  • 1-4616-6410-1
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes discography (p. 311-317), Internet resources (p. 319-323), bibliographical references (p. 293-297), and index.
  • Other format: Print version also available.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Claremont : Ebooks Corporation, [2003]
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter One. Bowing; Sul Ponticello; Sul Tasto; Sub Ponticello; Other Contact Points; Overpressure; Subharmonics and ALFs; Tremolo; Arpeggio; Bariolage; Battuto; Col Legno; Non-synchronous Bowing; Sustained Bowing; Beyond the String; Folk Traditions; Miscellaneous; Chapter Two. The Fingers; The Right Hand; Pizzicato; Fingered Tremolo; Double Stops and Chords; Other Right-Hand Articulations; The Left Hand; Pizzicato; Slurs and Other Touches; Vibrato; Microtones; Trills; Glissando; Arpeggio
  • Chapter Three. Percussion TechniquesThe Hands; The Right Hand; The Left Hand; The Bow; Other Strikers; Chapter Four. Harmonics; Harmonic Overtones; Open Harmonics; Stopped Harmonics; The Bow; Variants; Pizzicato Harmonics; Pizzicato Effleuré; Harmonic Glissandi; Multiphonics; Fawcetts; Harmonic Trills; Microtone Harmonics; Pulled Harmonics; Harmonic Multiple Stops; Chapter Five. Tuning System; System versus Expression; Equal Temperaments Other than Twelve; Non-equal Temperaments; Just Intonation; Just Intonation Representation; Performance Considerations; Some Musical Examples
  • Harry Partch: A DreamLydia Ayers: In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods; Lou Harrison: Suite for Violin and American Gamelan; Ben Johnston: String Quartet No.4; Tony Conrad: April 1965; LaMonte Young: Chronos Kristalla; James Tenney: KOAN; Alvin Lucier: Navigations for Strings; Alois Haba: Fantasy for Solo Violin on the Quarter-Tone System; David Feldman: Arboreal Arabesques; Allen Strange: Second Book of Angels; Chapter Six. And Variations; The Hutchins Octet; Extended Violins; Modified Bows; Scordatura; Mutes; The Prepared Violin; Vocables. Coloration. and Masking
  • Chapter Seven. Amplification And Signalp RocessingAmplification; Levels; Pickups and Microphones; Electric Bows; Signal Processing; Early Literature Examples; James Tenney: Glissade; David Rosenboom: The Seduction of Sapientia; Larry Polansky: Here to Stay; Chapter Eight. Midi,Strings. And The Computer; Midi for the Violinist; MIDI Interfaces and MIDI Violins; Max; Some Musical Examples; John Adams:JohnYs Book of Alleged Dances; Larry Polansky: Here to Stay; Mari Kimura: Gemini; David Jaffe: Other Worlds; Daniel Oppenheim: Concerto in D: The Creation; Daniel Weymouth: This Time, This
  • Mark Grey: SpadefootAllen Strange: Sleeping Beauty; Appendix A. Tunning Math; Appendix B. Midi Messages; List of Figures; Notes; Bibliography; Scores; Discography; Internetr Esources; Research. Centers. Institutes; Publishers and Recording Companies; Composers. Artists. and Scores; Manufacturers and Hardware; Index
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  • Written by a composer and a musician, The Contemporary Violin offers a unique menu of avant-garde musical possibilities that both performers and composers will enjoy exploring. Allen and Patricia Strange's comprehensive study critically examines extended performance techniques found in the violin literature of the latter half of the twentieth century. Drawing from both published and private manuscripts, the authors present extended performance options for the acoustic, modified, electric, and MIDI violin, with signal processing and computer-related techniques, and include more than 400

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