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Contemporary Percussion in the Age of Information Overload: Three Pieces for Percussion and Tape

  • Author(s): Derr, Eric John
  • Advisor(s): Schick, Steven
  • et al.
Abstract

This document explores the process of learning, performing and recording three pieces for percussion and tape: Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen, windowed 1 Version 1 by Johannes Kreidler, and 700 Club by Patrick Hart. Topics covered will be the challenges posed by these pieces, their philosophical implications, the differences between the stage and the recording studio, and meditations on information overload. The recordings are included and should be listened to as texts.

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