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Schwob School of Music
Despite the undeniable importance of Kevin Volans' music, there has been little academic research done on his work. This is especially true of his pieces for percussion. This paper both dissects the form and structure Volans' piece for multiple percussion Asanga and explores the different interpretations by players from around the world that have contributed to the accepted performance practice for the piece. The ultimate goal of this project is to achieve a detailed understanding of how Asanga works and record this knowledge for the benefit of any future percussionists who add the piece to their repertoire.
Walsh, Jordan Taylor, "Finding Meaning in Detachment: An Analysis of Kevin Volans' Asanga" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 245.