Episode #2939

New Music for Violin(s) and Electronics

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cornelius Dufallo, composer and violinist in the group Ethel, draws inspiration from the New York nightscape on his solo effort, "Dream Streets."  On this New Sounds program, we’ll hear how Dufallo's acoustic and electronic elements are used to weave stasis music. 

Also, there's music from composer, software designer, and band leader of Slow Six, Christopher Tignor, who recently released his solo debut, "Core Memory Unwound." That record is full of intimate tone poems for violin (and piano), both acoustic and treated through his software instruments.  Then, from violinist/composer and now Massachussetts-based Todd Reynolds, we’ll hear works for processed violin and interactive electronics, plus something from Michael Galasso for solo violin and tape.  And more.

PROGRAM # 2939 Music for (mostly) New York Violin (First aired on Tues. 5/19/09)





Michael Galasso


Scene I, excerpt [1:30]

ECM 1245

Cornelius Dufallo

Dream Streets

Introduction [4:30] Waiting for You [5:00]

Innova 735

Michael Galasso


Scene V [7:30]

ECM 1245

Christopher Tignor

Core Memory Unwound

Cathedral (pt. 2) [5:30]

Western Vinyl WEST 061

Michael Gordon (featuring Todd Reynolds)

Light is Calling

Light is Calling [7:00]

Nonesuch 79801

Todd Reynolds & the American Composers Orchestra, Steven Sloan, cond.

Private CD, live at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall 2006

Neil B. Rolnick: iFiddle Concerto, excerpt [6:00]

Not commercially available.

Tracy Silverman, electric violin, & BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams, cond.

The Dharma at Big Sur/My Father Knew Charles Ives

John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur, part 2. Sri Moonshine [12:30]

ECM 1245

Comments [1]

Geoffrey from Brooklyn

Loved the music samples above. Hearing a lot of instruments mixed with electronics these days. For example, Flutronix, which was featured on the Q2 blog and in the Battle of the Boros, is a big one that I've been following amongst others. They're working on an album, which I'm really looking forward to. Do you think this is a growing trend?

Aug. 02 2010 03:01 PM

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