Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
Kraig Alan Williams
The advancements of technology since the 1950s and particularly in the twentyfirst century have opened many opportunities for electronics being used in current musicperformance. This progression has expanded the range of sounds available to composerswhile becoming more flexible in their use and simplifying their technical demands.Recent works by Mason Bates – Rusty Air in Carolina, Christopher Stark –Augenblick, and Steven Bryant – Ecstatic Waters have continued the development ofelectroacoustic techniques and are making use of new opportunities for application.These composers’ works stand out as examples that are embracing the collaborativepossibilities available from current technology, while fully utilizing the enhanced soundpalette available.The purpose of this study was to investigate the integration of technology intocompositions for the wind band and identifies current challenges in electroacoustic windensemble music. Three contemporary works are examined for their technical demandsand how electronic sounds have been integrated into the works. Recommendations onfuture developments and advances for composers and performers in this field areprovided.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Freeman, John Wayne, "Current Trends in Electroacoustic Music for Wind Ensemble" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 45.