Report and analysis posted for Piano Project 2014

Dylan Christopher has posted an analysis of the Piano Project 2014 pieces: see here for the full text. We reproduce the abstract below:

PIANO PROJECT 2014: REPORT AND ANALYSIS OF PIECES SUBMITTED AND PERFORMED AND THE PRESENTATIONAL FACTORS AFFECTING THEIR ACCESSIBILITY FOR ASPIRANT PERFORMERS

Dylan Christopher In collaboration with CNM

April 2015

This report presents an analysis of the pieces written for submission to the call for scores by Colchester New Music titled Piano Project 2014. All of the music submitted was written for aspirant musicians for use in performance and teaching. The pieces featured were performed in a concert in October 2014.

A total of four weeks preparation time was given to all performers to prepare for the concert. During this time, minimal input was given to the students to prepare their performances. This was to achieve the unbiased conditions under which aspirant musicians would come into contact with the source material.

The paper draws upon primary research in the field via preparation and performance of the submitted material. Through analysis of the musical scores, and testimony from elected student-performers, a better understanding can be gained into what elements of the presented pieces are accessible to aspirant musicians.

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