Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
This dissertation examines the role of the oboe in electro-acoustic music. It begins with a look at the history of electro-acoustic music. Three types of electro-acoustic compositions for oboe are explored: fixed media, interactive computer, and live effects processing. Each genre of composition is looked at in detail from a performer’s perspective. Major compositions are discussed for each of the three types. Equipment which the oboist will need is detailed, along with setup arrangements. Each category of composition is broken down into the learning phase and the performance phase to help the oboist with the problems they will encounter that are not found in repertoire from standard instrumentation. Chapter six deals extensively with microphones, as this will be necessary in all three types of compositions. The appendices include interviews with composers of electro-acoustic compositions and oboists who perform the music. The document concludes with two lists of all the works known involving electronics and solo oboe. The first is listed alphabetically. The second listing is by instrumentation for ease of consulting when programming a performance. It is the goal of the author to remove trepidation from oboists who wish to delve into electro-acoustic music, and aspires to facilitate more interest in its performance.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Grew, Wendy Ann, "A Guide to Electro-Acoustic Performance for the Acoustic Oboist" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 988.