Richardson, Harriet (2015) Approaching the Performance of Experimental Music on the Flute. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

This dissertation serves as a commentary to two recitals: a recital of chamber music which took place in July 2014, and a solo recital in June 2015. The first chapter looks at the definition of experimental music and its characteristics through the exploration of writings by composers and performers, considering the selection of repertoire that abides by these ideas, along with a brief look at performance practice. The second chapter serves as a performance commentary to the chamber works Why Patterns? by Morton Feldman and Flutist and Guitarist by Christian Wolff. The third chapter serves as a performance commentary to the works Headlong by Christopher Fox and 947 by Alvin Lucier. Both the second and third chapter examine the composer’s aesthetic concerns, along with recordings and writings around experimental music to inform the performance approach. Finally the conclusion looks at the significance of the experimental performer and how a performer may approach future works.

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