Apocrypha – for violin, viola, and electronic sounds, composed by David Bird, performed by andPlay (Hannah Levinson and Maya Bennardo) “Apocrypha” is written for violin, viola, and electronics, and is loosely inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel “Solaris”. Lem’s work follows a team of scientists stationed on a distant planet covered by a vast and […]
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.
Tracking Forward For viola, backing track, and video Viola: Adam Maha Backing track: Jeremy Mayall Video: Rolling Stock by Dan Inglis Musically this piece is inspired by the composer’s love of Blues music. A lot of Blues tells stories of lonely journeys, catching rides on the trains, and often powerful sadness. This piece aims to […]
Oene van Geel: viola, violin, vocal Michel Banabila: electronics Gerco de Ruijter: live video projection With sampled contributions by Nina Hitz (cello) Filmed by Wouter Storm & Jacky van Dijk Recorded, mixed & mastered by Radboud Mens Special trailer audio mix edited by Michel Banabila Music for viola and electronics I & II : http://goo.gl/wVfZRn […]
No Ordinary Window, by groundbreaking Electro-acoustic Violist/composer Martha Mooke is her new CD/performance experience of highly evocative, provocative and emotion driven music. It is a journey of the illuminating power of music – to the world, to the soul, to the imagination… where music is a window that never closes. CD/download available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marthamooke
And We Are Insubstantial is a Mass for chamber choir, percussion, piano and viola. The inspiration behind the piece comes from my own experiences of participation in Western Christian liturgy, principally those within St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow, Russia. During one service, the timbres of the words were especially apparent apart from any linguistic […]