Six New and Recent Works for Solo Cello in Recording and Discussion
Author(s)Walters, Ashley M.
Wadada Leo Smith
Wolfgang von Schweinitz
Full recordShow full item record
AbstractABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATIONSix New and Recent Works for Solo Cello in Recording and Discussionby Ashley Melynda WaltersDoctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music PerformanceUniversity of California, San Diego, 2013Professor Charles Curtis, ChairThe focus of this dissertation project was on the learning, performance, and recording of six works for solo cello: <italic>Sequenza XIV</italic> by Luciano Berio, <italic>Plainsound-Litany</italic> by Wolfgang von Schweinitz, <italic>Another Secular Calvinist Creed</italic> by Andrew McIntosh, <italic>Sweet Bay Magnolia with Berry Clusters</italic> by Wadada Leo Smith, <italic>For Stephanie (on our wedding day)</italic> by Nicholas Deyoe, and <italic>another anxiety</italic> by Nicholas Deyoe. The following writing serves as a supporting document to this project, concentrating on the collaborations between the author and Schweinitz, McIntosh, Smith, and Deyoe. This paper will address the variations in the collaborative process with each composer, commenting on how the dedication of the piece to the author affected the inspiration for writing the piece and the notation, where relevant. In addition, the influence of the collaborative process on the author's interpretation of each piece will be discussed. Finally, where applicable, these aspects and their influence on the listening experience will be addressed.