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Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective (2017)
Book Chapter
Pestova, X. (2017). Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective. In F. Sallis, V. Bertolani, J. Berle, & L. Zattra (Eds.), Live-electronic music: composition, performance, studyRoutledge

This chapter examines elements of notation in music for piano and live electronics. The author introduces examples from the repertoire and discusses different notational approaches. These are grouped into three main categories. 1 Graphic notations a... Read More

Toy pianos, poor tools: virtuosity and imagination in a limited context (2017)
Journal Article
Pestova, X. (2017). Toy pianos, poor tools: virtuosity and imagination in a limited context. Tempo, 71(281), doi:10.1017/S0040298217000456

The toy piano is fast becoming a concert instrument in its own right, with its own (growing) body of repertoire that has moved well beyond John Cage’s 1948 classic Suite for Toy Piano. There are dedicated musicians specialising in toy piano performan... Read More

From satirical piece to commercial product: the mid-Victorian opera burlesque and its bourgeois audience (2017)
Journal Article
Cormac, J. (in press). From satirical piece to commercial product: the mid-Victorian opera burlesque and its bourgeois audience. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 142(1), doi:10.1080/02690403.2017.1286124

Current studies of burlesque position it as a subversive genre that questioned cultural and social hierarchies and spoke to diverse audiences. Central to this interpretation are burlesque’s juxtapositions of high and low culture, particularly popular... Read More