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Conlon Nancarrow's career and his relation to player piano

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Reference is made in particular to the improvement of communication and cooperation between performers and composers, bt also to the skills of performers (Becker 246). Ideed, te latter need to be able to understand and perform the music piece appropriately, rspecting the features of the music piece as developed by its creator, te composer (Becker 246). I regard to the work of Nancarrow, i has been proved that when performing the composer’s music pieces the performers have not always been able in highlighting all the pieces’ features (Becker 246).

failure possibly indicates not only the inability of the performers to understand the way of thinking of the particular composer but also their inability to use the technology required for completing the performance of these pieces successfully (Becker 246). Acording to Sitsky (2002) the work of Nancarrow has been influenced by the work of Stravinsky, wo also used to develop experiments in regard to tonality and rhythm, bt also by the music culture of Mexico and India (Sitsky 323). O the other hand, i is made clear that with support of appropriate technology Nancarrow was able to develop unique techniques in regard to music composition (Sitsky 323).

Te continuous ‘changes on meters, o voices and on tempos’ (Sitsky 323) have been distinctive characteristics of the work of Nancarrow (Sitsky 323). I is clear that the above composer could not achieve such outcome without the use of relevant technology (Sitsky 323). Nncarrow’s relationship with music started quite early. I fact, te composer had access to a player piano since his childhood; te composers’ parents had bought a player piano, probably to enhance the relationship of their children with music (Gann 2).

A an adult, Nncarrow moved in New York where he was involved in the activities of the Communist Party (Gann 2). Tis detail of Nancarrow’s life is mentioned since it is considered as related to the criteria and the techniques that Nancarrow later used while developing music pieces (Gann 2). Bcause of his political ideas, Nncarrow had to move from New York to Mexico (Gann 2); tere Nancarrow had try to introduce new composing techniques, aming ‘to music’s rhythmic vocabulary’ (Gann 2).

I other words, te first pieces of Nancarrow reflect an effort to develop innovative composing techniques, uing as the basis trends and composing techniques...

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