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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

“Rebonds” by Iannis Xenakis: Pedagogical study and performance analysis
by Tinkel, Brian Christopher, D.M.A., The University of Oklahoma, 2009, 166; 3380479
Abstract (Summary)

This document provides a pedagogical study and performance analysis of Rebonds, a solo percussion work by Iannis Xenakis. Educators and performers of contemporary solo percussion literature can use this document as a reference work to prepare Rebonds for performance.

The document begins with a brief discussion on the history of solo percussion music and its increased popularity as a genre. A detailed explanation of the problem, purpose, and design of the study follows. A biographical sketch of Xenakis includes an overview of the composer's all-percussion works. Based on a survey of related literature, the document emphasizes the pedagogical study and performance analysis of Rebonds. The analysis begins with a discussion on instrumentation and set-up. An errata was prepared and included that indentifies five publisher editorial errors found during a comparative review of Xenakis's 1988 manuscript and the 1991 score edition. A practice guide was created as an educational tool for performers of Rebonds. The practice guide is divided into three parts: (1) identification of technical challenges; (2) directions to overcome each identified technical challenge; and (3) specific exercises written to develop and improve advanced techniques necessary for performing Rebonds. Performance questions were written and included to aid performers in preparing Rebonds for performance. Lastly, a summary and conclusion were prepared and recommendations are included for further research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Drege, Lance, Wakefield, William
Commitee: Barrett, Roland, Fagan, John, Lee, Michael
School: The University of Oklahoma
Department: School of Music
School Location: United States -- Oklahoma
Source: DAI-A 70/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Music education, Performing Arts
Keywords: Multiple, Pedagogy, Percussion, Rebonds, Solo, Xenakis, Iannis
Publication Number: 3380479
ISBN: 978-1-109-51424-7
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