Found objects in percussion ensembles: practical considerations for performers

Carissa Soares

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Since the twenty-first century, there has been a proliferation of composers writing repertoirespecifically for found objects. Found objects are everyday materials or items utilised as musical instruments. Their recent incorporation in the repertoire is due largely to projects promoting sustainability, portability, flexibility, and accessibility. This thesis examines practical considerations when utilizing found objects in percussion performance focusing on the ensemble perspective. To examine this perspective, interviews are conducted with four members from four professional chamber percussion groups. These findings contribute to the discourse on extended techniques in contemporary music and are useful to performers incorporating found objects in their practice.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Sun, Cecilia, Supervisor
  • De Cinque, Paul, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date16 May 2024
Publication statusUnpublished - 2024


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