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Developing a rhythmic performance practice in music for piano and tape


There are many excellent works for piano and tape; however, there have been an insufficient number of pianists widely performing these works. The purpose of this article is to critically analyse the rhythmic relationships between piano and tape, serving a pedagogical function for both composers and pianists in technical and aesthetic terms. Hopefully these techniques will encourage pianists to include music for piano and tape as part of their repertoire.

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For the purposes of this paper, ‘tape’ is used as a general term designating a fixed format. Originally recorded and played back on magnetic tape, pre-recorded media now usually refers to CD format. In contrast to real-time sound processing, the tape part is fixed.
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Organised Sound
  • ISSN: 1355-7718
  • EISSN: 1469-8153
  • URL: /core/journals/organised-sound
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