Dec 7, 2007

A deux

Well, as you can see, I was able to upload another recording. This one is a piece by Dan Blake, fellow colleague and conTempo-er. It's for a chamber ensemble, featuring a violin solo in the beginning. Again, like nothing you've heard before. The idea of this piece is to examine different musical elements- snap pizzicatos, harmonics/false harmonics, jazz licks, and playing sul ponticello (i.e., right over the bridge) and how they can be combined. The violin solo is supposed to serve as a prelude or introduction, in which all of these different elements are first introduced.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it, and stay tuned in the next week or so for a recap of sorts of the rest of my semester!

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