Kenneth Carroll


Kenneth Carroll a choisi d'interpréter:
Kenneth Carroll has chosen to perform:

Craig Alberty


[saxophones (soprano et alto) et ensemble MIDI / saxophones (soprano and alto) and MIDI Ensemble]

Craig Alberty

Sonata for saxophone and Percussion *

[saxophone et percussion / saxophone and percussion]

avec la participation de:
with the pariticipation of:
Eric Hollenbeck, percussion
* Création / World premiere
Kenneth D. Carroll is Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Director of Bands at the University of Alabama-Bimmingham. A Yamaha Perfomming Artist-Clinician, Carroll hosted the 1997 Region 3 NASA conference as the Region 3 Chair. Active in the commission and perfommance of new literature for saxophone,

Carroll has given numerous premieres, including works by Waters, Fox, Alberty, and Yarbrough at such venues as the Spoleto Music Festival, the New Music Conference, South Dakota Music Educators Conference, and numerous regional meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance. In addition, he has perfommed and recorded with some of the most significant names in jazz and commercial music.

Carroll holds a BSE in Music Education from Arkansas Tech University, where he studied with Richard Fletcher; and MM and DMA in Saxophone Perfommance from the University of Georgia where he was a student of Kenneth M. Fischer. Prior to Dr. Carroll's appointment at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, he served as Assistant Professor of Saxophone/Jazz Studies at the University of South Dakota.

Bricodeth was written by the exciting, young electronic composer Craig Alberty. Dedicated to Kenneth Carroll, the work was premiered at the Florida National US meeting of the North American Saxophone Alliance in 1995 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the ElectroAcoustic Composem/Musicians Society. The piece is in two separate sections; a reflective Iyrical melody for soprano saxophone, followed by a virtuostic gallop through the alto saxophone's tonal resources. The midi accompaniment is realized in real time through computer disc reader and a Yamaha synth. This exdting work has received excellent press, and is enjoyable to a wide range of listeners. Bricodeth is an important new addition to the saxophone literature, and the 12th World Congress will offer many saxophonists the opportunity to hear this challenging piece, and add it to their repertoire.
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The influence of Olivier Messiaen on the Saxophone Works of Ida Gotkovsky

The Concerto was commissioned by Marcel Mule in 1966 from Ida-Rose Ether Gotkovsky of Calais, France. Madam Gotkovsky studied composition at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris with Tony Aubin, Nadia Boulanger, and Olivier Messiaen. Her earliest work of several for saxophone, the Concerto was commissioned as the 1966 Solo de Concours. Gotkovsky has composed a piano reduction of this work for studio performance and rehearsal as well as a band transcription of the original orchestral accompaniment. This work is in three movements and utilizes aspects of classical concerto fomm: modified sonata elements, cadenzas in the first and third movements, the contrast between the highly virtuostic solo line and the accompanying orchestral figures, and the order of movements. This type of construction is retrospective compared to other compositions of the period. More modern aspects of the work include the melodic material and its modal nature, the complex system of rhythmic organization, and the orchestration. The orchestration consists of pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, two trombones, tuba, harp, piano, strings, and extensive percussion. The work is 16' long in the original orchestral version, and is published by Editions Musicales Transatlantiques.

As I have amassed a great deal of material concerning Madam Gotkovsky's works for saxophones, including the most extensive analysis of her works connecting them to Messiaen's Modes of Limited Transposition, I presently represent the leading authority on her musical style.

A perfommance of this exciting work would offer insight into Gotkovsky's construction and style. My dissertation on Gotkovsky's music, "The Influence of Olivier Messiaen on Brillance and The Concerto Pour Saxophone-Alto et Orchestre by Ida Gotkovsky: An Analytical Study" has been well received and is considered a textbook for further research into Messiaen's techniques and Gotkovsky's music.

My recording of the entire output of her music for saxophonewill be released in 1999.

–Dr. Kenneth Carroll

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