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Bryan Johanson's 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings for Two Guitars: Recording and Critical Investigation

Abstract The purpose of this project is to introduce Bryan Johanson's composition for two guitars, 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings, and present an authoritative recording appropriate for publishing. This fifty-minute piece represents a fascinating suite in thirteen movements. The author of this project performed both guitar parts, recorded them separately in a music studio, then mixed them together into one recording. This document focuses on the critical investigation and description of the piece with a brief theoretical analysis, a discussion of performance difficulties, and guitar preparation. The composer approved the use and the scope of this project. Bryan Johanson is one of the leading contemporary composers for the guitar today. 13 Ways... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Savic, Nenad (Author) / Koonce, Frank (Advisor) / Rotaru, Catalin (Committee member) / Mclin, Katherine (Committee member) / Feisst, Sabine (Committee member) / Landschoot, Thomas (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Musical Performances / Duo / Guitar / Johanson / Performance / Recording / Suite
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 59 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Dissertation/Thesis
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Description Recording of movement 1: Toccataesque mp3
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Description Recording of movement 2: Bad Egg Cafe mp3
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Description Recording of movement 6: Strings Etouffee mp3
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Description Recording of movement 7: Steel Pans mp3
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Description Recording of movement 8: Slide Rule mp3
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Description Recording of movement 10: EGAD! mp3
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Description Recording of movement 13: Jammus Vulgaris mp3