Aset: For Speaker and Prepared Piano

Aset: For Speaker and Prepared Piano

by Dawn K. Williams


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Musical score to Aset (for Speaker and Prepared Piano) by avant-garde composer Dawn K. Williams. The piece is a setting of an ancient Egyptian hymn to the goddess Isis, inscribed in hieroglyphs on a wall of the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The speaker may be either male or female, and the piano is prepared with rulers and binder clips placed on the strings. A translation of the text and full instructions to the performers, including full-color photographs of sample piano preparations, are included in this composer authorized score.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615816968
Publisher: Ars Futura Music(r)
Publication date: 05/20/2016
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Prizewinning American composer and mezzo-contralto Dawn K. Williams has written works for chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voice, orchestra, and electronic and film music. Her music has been played in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has been broadcast worldwide. Her vocal performances range from traditional opera and concert music to avant-garde and unaccompanied works with extended techniques. She holds degrees from the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Music.

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