2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Fine Arts

Compositional Techniques of Elliott Carter found in his "Eight Pieces for Four Timpani"
Megan E. Arns
Dr. Michael Bump, Faculty Mentor

Elliott Carter (1908- ), a prominent 20th century composer, experimented with many new rhythmically complex compositional techniques throughout his late period (after 1950). In this presentation, I will discuss examples of Carter's innovative techniques found in his "Eight Pieces for Four Timpani". Because these pieces were written as rhythmic studies for his "String Quartet No. 1", I will identify similarities between the two works. I will also perform excerpts from "Eight Pieces for Four Timpani" to demonstrate and emphasize the compositional techniques discussed.

Keywords: Elliott Carter, timpani, 20th century, music, composition, rhythmic study

Topic(s):Music

Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 52-5
Location: OP 1393 (Performance Hall)
Time: 3:45 pm

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