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URN etd-0701109-222141
Author Wang Ting
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Department Music
Year 2008
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title none
Date of Defense 2009-06-16
Page Count 43
Keyword
  • gamelan
  • prepared piano
  • Cage
  • Abstract John Cage (1912-1992), American composer who received most attention on
    the development of 20th century music. His new concepts of music transformation
    gave tremendous influence to the 20th century music development. In 1940, Cage was
    invited to compose for dance, in the process, he applied the experience of studing with
    Henry Cowell; completed the first prepared piano work, Bacchanale. The apex of
    composing prepared piano works was from 1942 to 1952. Cage all together composed
    twenty pieces for prepared piano. Prepared piano is a concept that changes the timbre
    and pitches of traditional piano by insert some preparations, like bolts, screws,
    rubbers or woods into the strings. According to the material quality, these preparations
    that Cage used including five types, hardware, woods, rubbers, plastics and clothes.
    We can make piano to produce timbre like percussions through these preparations.
    Besides introduction and conclusion, this research consists of three parts. Part
    one discusses the development of avant-garde and non-traditional piano techniques in
    America in 20th century. Part two discusses Cage’s life to realize the multiformity of
    his composition ideas. Part three discusses the origination of prepared piano, and
    takes Mysterious Adventure as example to explore the type materials of preparation
    and the similarities with gamelan music.
    Advisory Committee
  • koay kheng keow - chair
  • Lin yui she - co-chair
  • Lee Mei Wen - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2009-07-01

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