Six Minute Snake Bite for solo bass clarinet and backing track

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Shawn H. Milloway (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mark Engebretson

Abstract: Six Minute Snake Bite is a composition for bass clarinet and electronic audio track. The goal was to create a piece that exhibits intensity and aggressiveness generated through the use of computerized sounds, and fuses the concert hall tradition with the sounds of progressive rock. In order to achieve this, I modeled the piece off of pieces by dance and rock music groups such as Dub Trio and Death Grips by experimenting with the compositional tools, strategies, and sounds that these artists used. I also sought out information from the performer, Asher Carlson, on specific ways to achieve these results through the bass clarinet. Six Minute Snake Bite was written specifically for Carlson, who, through collaboration and questioning, guided the use of extended techniques, as well as the development of more traditional musical passages. The concert hall tradition is represented in the piece through its structural elements and approach to motivic development.

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Language: English
Date: 2017
Bass Clarinet, Composition, Music, Solo
Bass clarinet and electronic music $v Scores

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