Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Flute extended techniques: A practice guide and analytical study of "Hatching Aliens" by Ian Clarke
by Botieff, Jane D., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 50; 1592498
Abstract (Summary)

Extended techniques play an important role in flute repertoire today, as composers continue to explore the possibilities of the instrument in ways not previously done before the mid-twentieth century. Pioneers of flute extended techniques, including Edgard Varèse, Luciano Berio, and Robert Dick, have all played an important role in the progression of flute repertoire leading into the twenty-first century.

Ian Clarke, a British flutist and composer, uses extended techniques as a vital element in his compositions, and has gained a great deal of attention for his breadth of work, including one of his more recent compositions, Hatching Aliens. First published in 2010, this work utilizes a vast amount of extended techniques, all of which contribute to the eerie and mysterious qualities of this programmatic composition for flute and piano. This project report studies the notation and production of extended techniques and how Clarke incorporates them into his composition, Hatching Aliens.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shockley, Alan
Commitee: Herman, Martin, Urso-Trapani, Rena
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Performing Arts
Keywords: Clark, ian, Extended techniques, Flute
Publication Number: 1592498
ISBN: 978-1-321-87707-6
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