Public Research Seminar: Dr Sebastiano Dessanay – Reconciling the Roles of Composer, Performer and Listener Within the ‘Total’ Contemporary Musician
Public Research Seminar Series
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What tools must today’s performers be equipped with to face the needs of the 21st century music-world industry? Dr Sebastiano Dessanay's research aims to investigate and find these tools so as to reconcile the roles of composer, performer and listener within contemporary performers, a topic that he first explored in his PhD thesis ‘The Cry of the Double Bass: A Chamber Opera’ (Birmingham City University, 2013).
Sebastiano's goal is to formulate a method for contemporary performers, which will allow a gradual build-up of new musical concepts, created materials and physical instrumental approaches, in order for performers to reach a new level of ‘total’ musicianship.
The method will be tested by working with a group of classically trained musicians/students, with the results demonstrated in a professional CD recording, which will include pieces composed (or semi-improvised) and performed by the musicians themselves.