Nocturnal Altitude (2011)
Violin with electronics
Electronics: Computer to trigger 14 sound files
Durata: 13 mins
Commission: Company Bene
Premiere: Karin Hellqvist
June 22nd 2011, Nippori Sunny Hall, Tokyo JAPAN
3rd Prize Chalki International Composition Competition 2020, GREECE
(English translation: “Please take your seat comfortably and enjoy your relaxation time”)
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Nocturnal Altitude (2011) for violin solo with electronics explores the boundaries of an instrumental performer’s role. The violinist, a musical
interpreter of a particular instrument, is also asked to be his/her own commentator, accompaniment, and reflector of his/herself. Theatrically speaking, the
violinist looses his/her identity as a violinist and transforms to a reciter, announcer, radio commentator, and flight pilot.
The music rhapsodically floats between different ways and degrees of musical and verbal awareness of the past and present. The borderline between
consciousness and dream gradually becomes thinner and starts to melt into each other. Just like an airplane on its course of a quiet nocturnal journey, the
distinction between the blinks of the lamp on the airplane wings and the dazzling stardust gradually starts to be unrecognizable.