Stringscape

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2010

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Musical Score

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Abstract

Stringscape was commissioned by Darragh Morgan and is dedicated to him and his wonderful virtuosity. It was composed between July 2009 and April 2010. There are three characters – lyric, drone and texture. It’s difficult to tell the difference at times. You might glimpse Berg (and a hint of Webern) in the lyric, Ligeti (and many others) in the texture and minimalism in the drone. A mosaic of these materials changes focus as the piece progresses. The electronics provide the dynamic ‘scape’ at the centre of which our soloist stays firmly rooted.

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Stringscape (violin and electronics) was commissioned by Darragh Morgan and first performed by him at Trinity College of Music, London and the University of Leeds in April 2010 and subsequently in Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, Canterbury and Cardiff. It was also performed at the International Computer Music Conference in Huddersfield in 2011 and at the WOCMAT Conference in Taiwan in 2012.

Keywords

live electronic, interactive, violin

Citation

Emmerson, S. (2010) Stringscape (violin and electronics, duration 17'00)

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Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)