About The Electronic Cellist
The Electronic Cellist began as a research topic and dissertation of Toronto cellist Andrew Ascenzo, a recent graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. During his time as a student at the University of Toronto, Andrew discovered that the repertoire for cello and electronics was quite vast, and that very few cellists were performing this music, or even knew of its existence. His research began as an exploration of technological developments in string playing throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and once he realized that there was a wealth of music already being written for cello and electronics, he made it his goal to create a resource that current and future cellists could use to discover and explore this genre of music.
Andrew's dissertation, Digital Landscape: an annotated list of works for solo cello and electronics, is a detailed list of compositions written for this genre until October 2019. Given the vastness of the internet and numerous resources around the world, it is difficult for a work such as this to be completely comprehensive, and as such, some works will have been unintentionally omitted. The scope of paper was limited to only published works for solo cello and electronics. The original document will be available for download once it is published in the University of Toronto's T-Space repository for theses.
The purpose of this website is to disseminate the work from this dissertation online for use by cellists around the world. It is Andrew's hope that performers and composers will continue to add previously omitted repertoire to this ever-growing list, and that newly composed works will also be submitted to the list. Please use the contact page for more details on submitted eligible works for this list. As of this time, only works for solo cello and electronics are being considered, and eventually the criteria will be expanded to include chamber music and other genres.
For more information about cellist Andrew Ascenzo, please visit his website at www.andrewascenzo.com.