Ethan Rouse, Viola, performs Trevor Shaw’s “Three Texas Vignettes for Viola and String Orchestra” at the University of North Texas. Each movement captures a scene from life in Texas: “Driving an old pickup through the Hill Country”, “Walking through bluebonnets”, and “Escaping the parking lot grackles”. Written by Austin-based composer Trevor Shaw in 2016.
Studio recording available from Bandcamp https://matthewwhiteside.bandcamp.com/album/dichroic-light Ulation uses the computer as a second instrument to listen to and enhance the viola. This is done through intended glitches and samples triggered when certain notes or gestures are hit. I would like to thank Iain Jennison for the hours spent helping me write this piece. Ulation is […]