Extended Techniques Assignment Music Composition Assignments   William Wieland
Composition Component
  1. Research and invent extended techniques for your instrument or voice. Search for "extended techniques" and "special effects" for your instrument or voice.
  2. Compose a short piece employing extended techniques which you can perform in class.
Listening/Watching Component (due Wednesday) please share your research with the class.

Steel Sheet-What Can It Do? Steve Forman Collection

The following videos demonstrate extended techniques on the piano:

Tone Clusters: Cowell - The Tides of Manaunaun and Cowell - The Tides of Manaunaun
Playing on the open strings of the piano: Henry Cowell - The Banshee
Playing on the open strings of the piano: Aeolian Harp - Henry Cowell - Jeremy West, piano
Prepared Piano: David Greilsammer - John Cage - "prepared piano" and Tim Ovens plays John Cage Sonata X for Prepared Piano