Veneziana

violin solo
Duration: c. 10'

notes
The impetus behind Veneziana is the combination of early and contemporary music techniques two areas of expertise of its dedicatee, Jubal Fulks. Specifically, the Renaissance practice of diminution (filling in the rhythmic space between long tones with freely-improvised melodic figures) is voiced here in harmonics, quarter tones, and wide intervallic embellishments. As these melodic diminutions accumulate, further structural and timbral interpolations occur, giving way to a broader exploration of the boundaries between elaboration and obfuscation, and the balance between primary and subsidiary material.

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