Violin Power

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

 

program note:

Violin Power is composed for solo violin and interactive media. The accompaniment consists of three main components: 1) many layers of granular synthesis of the opening few measures of the violin 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 samples (tapping on the instrument, bow scratching, etc.).

Link to violin score:  ViolinPower.pdf

Link to Max-based accompaniment software:  Violin Power Software

Link to live performance by Maria Sampen: ViolinPower.mp3