Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
Dr. Kenneth Kreitner
Dr. John Baur
Dr. Timothy Shiu
The Turkish-Americal composer Kamran Ince (born 1960) has written two works for solo cello, Tracing for cello and piano (1994) and the MKG Variations for cello alone (1998). This document discusses both and attempts to place them in the context of Ince's oeuvre and of the cello literature of the late twentieth century.The research is based in part on interviews with the composer and the cellists who have performed and commissioned the pieces, and in part on analysis of the scores. The analysis of the two works reveals a composer interested in Turkish and western modal structures, in pointillist vertical chords, in the independent use of melody and harmony, in free forms, and in sudden changes of mood and atmosphere. Ince has been well described as a post-minimalist, but those two pieces for cello also show strong influences from well-known cello works by Robert Schumann and J.S. Bach in addition to self-quotations from Ince's own works.The paper also discusses Ince's early background as a serious cellist and its possible influence on the shape and content of his later compositions for the instrument.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Ileri, Ozge, "The Solo Cello Music of Kamran Ince" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 593.