2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings by Carlos Escalante Macaya: A Construction and Representation of Latin American Multiculturalism.

Jessica M. Alvarado Brenes♦
Dr. Jesse D. Krebs, Faculty Mentor

Latin American music is a reflection of the multicultural heritage of the region and Concerto for Clarinet and Strings by Costarrican composer Carlos Escalante Macaya, is an example of this legacy. This concerto, besides being one of the most relevant current works for clarinet by a Costarrican composer, was written with the idea of representing the Latin American clarinetist, and its initial compositional ideas are rooted in Latin American and African rhythms and traditions. Analyzing the musical discourse and clarinet techniques in this concerto is imperative for understanding and studying the construction of the current Latin American culture by means of the compositional language of Carlos Escalante, represented through a musical piece. This research will analyze and identify these musical elements and characteristics, and the presentation will include performance examples and a slideshow summarizing the presence of these elements in the music of this concerto.

Keywords: Latin America, Music, Clarinet, Concerto, Multiculturalism


Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: 301-2
Location: SUB Alumni Room
Time: 1:30

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