Viola Power

for viola and interactive media (versions available for Max and for Kyma)

premiered by Johanna Beaver at the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance in 2012.


program note:

Viola Power is composed for solo viola and interactive media. The accompaniment consists of three main components: 1) many layers of granular synthesis of the opening few measures of the viola solo; 2) nearly continuous doublings, distortions, and filtering of the solo line that mimic those used by many rock guitarists; 3) percussive outbursts and bass tones created from processing noise-based viola samples (tapping, bow scratching, etc.).

Link to viola score:  ViolaPower.pdf

Link to Max-based accompaniment software:  Viola Power Software