In The 21st-Century Voice: Contemporary and Traditional Extra-Normal Voice, Michael Edward Edgerton considers contemporary vocal techniques within an acoustic and anatomical framework. Throughout, he proposes new directions for vocal exploration.
Much more than a historical treatise on 20th-century masterworks or vocal science, The 21st-Century Voice explores experimental methods of sound production, offering a systematic series of approaches and methods for assessing, engaging, and, in some instances, overcoming the assumed limits of vocal singing.
Appearing a decade after the publication of the first edition, this second edition draws on and advances our current understandings of voice production. Divided into four parts—air flow, source, resonance/articulation, and heightened potentials—Edgerton considers crucial matters affecting vocal production, such as:
Combinatorial, multiphonic principles
Extreme voice possibilities
Multidimensional vocal issues
With more than 250 illustrations, 150 associated audio tracks, an extended appendix on voice science, a glossary of key terms, and lists of representative compositions, The 21st-Century Voice will appeal to composers and performers interested in exploring the ever-broadening range of vocal possibilities. Its engagement with the complexities of vocal production should also be relevant to students and scholars of voice science, acoustics, linguistics, computer modeling, and more.
|Place of Publication||Lanham: MD|
|Publisher||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
|Number of pages||324|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978-0-8108-8841-8 • eBook |
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-4422-4824-3 • Hardcover, 978-0-8108-8840-1 • Paperback |
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||The New Instrumentation|
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