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Electroacoustic works for clarinet

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Article Published: Feb. 14, 2013 | Modified: Feb. 20, 2013
Electroacoustic works for clarinet

Clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman will perform Feb. 19 at ASU.

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Contemporary compositions for the clarinet will be performed by Andrea L. Cheeseman during a Feb. 19 faculty recital at Appalachian State University.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The recital features electroacoustic compositions that incorporate recorded sound and images.

Cheeseman is associate professor of clarinet in the Hayes School of Music. Her recital opens with Jason Bolte’s “With My Eyes Shut.” The 2010 composition is the second piece in a series written for clarinet and electronic media exploring the sounds and textures created by his daughter’s toys.

Imagery also was the inspiration for the second piece on the program – Joan Tower’s clarinet solo, “Wings,” written in 1981. Tower’s composition elicits images of a large bird gliding along a thermal current interspersed with periods of elaborate, diving flight.

The Hayes School of Music’s Scott Meister composed the third piece on the program, titled “Islands,” written in 1986 for clarinet and electronic recordings.

Cheeseman also will perform the 2011 composition, “Landscapes IV,” by Traci Mendel, a member of the music faculty at Troy University and former member of the Hayes School of Music. Mendel’s composition includes movements named for locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as images from those locations.

Rounding out the recital are two more compositions written for clarinet and recorded electronics. “Butterfly” by Mark Snyder was written for processed clarinet, electronics and video. “Lollygag” was written by pianist and composer HyeKyung Lee. Cheeseman premiered the composition in 2011 at an electronic music and art festival held at the University of Mary Washington

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