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A Performer's Guide to the Solo Flute Works of Kaija Saariaho: Laconisme de l'aile and NoaNoa

Abstract The works of premier Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho demonstrate a fascination with the exploration and expansion of timbral possibilities. This project explores Laconisme de l'aile and NoaNoa, the only two of her works written for solo C-flute. Saariaho has developed a unique compositional style for the flute, characterized by extremes of color which are expressed through extended techniques such as the integration of the voice, with and without text, into the music, the exploration of "noise," the transformation between different timbres, and the use of electronic effects. Laconisme de l'aile (1982) is a dramatic and passionate work filled with lyrical gestures and intriguing timbres with optional electronic effects, and... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Hodjati, Katayoon (Author) / Buck, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Hackbarth, Glenn (Committee member) / Hill, Gary (Committee member) / Schuring, Martin (Committee member) / Spring, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Laconisme de l'aile / NoaNoa / Saariaho / Solo flute works
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 68 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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