Fwd: Inquiry: orchestra + electroacoustics

Subject: Fwd: Inquiry: orchestra + electroacoustics
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 20:29:42 EST

Please reply to Sam Hamm <sam@SAMHAMM.COM>




Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 16:04:44 -0500
From: Sam Hamm <sam@SAMHAMM.COM>
Subject: Inquiry: orchestra + electroacoustics

Following is a request for contributions to some research I am doing.
I hope to include as many of you as possible.

The research component of my doctoral dissertation is a study/survey
of concert compositions for the orchestra that utilize
electroacoustic materials. Specifically, my focus is upon works in
which there is an interaction or combination of "studio-generated"
materials (generally considered to be "tape"/pre-recorded materials
and live processing) with the traditional symphony orchestra (a body
of strings with multiple instruments per part, with possible
augmentation by brass, percussion, voices, etc.). Obviously, these
simplified definitions are not clear-cut, and not every composition
allows for neat categorization, but these are my fundamental

I have mostly completed the "historical" part of my survey (nearly
600 compositions from around the world, if you are wondering), and am
now seeking materials to fill out the "recent and current" portion.
Although I have already identified and included works by a number of
you, I am humbly certain that I have not found everything that is out
there. If you would like to have your compositions included in my
dissertation, I request that you reply to me via email with the
following information on the work: title, year, instrumentation (I do
not need a full "" breakdown, just the general size of
the orchestra and any solo instruments that are involved), and nature
of the electroacoustic element (tape, CD, live processing via
computer or dedicated device, or whatever). I would also like to know
your nationality, since my study includes an examination of
nationalist trends in the genre.

Thank you very much in advance for your responses. I also welcome any
thoughts, comments, or experiences you wish to share regarding your
work in this genre, any of which would be fair game for citation in
my final document. You can reach me via email at sam@samhamm.com or
at samhamm@ufl.edu. If you are interested in the results of my
research, please feel free to make inquiries; in addition, I expect
to be finished, defended, and final-edited by the SEAMUS 2005
conference in mid-April, and would be glad to share my work with you

Thanks! - SAM

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Sam Hamm
Adjunct Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition
Ph.D. Candidate in Music Composition
The University of Florida

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