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Blitzed! for Violin and Electronics

Lyons, Frank (2001) Blitzed! for Violin and Electronics., CMC Dublin [Other]

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Blitzed! was the first collaboration between violinist Darragh Morgan and myself. As an improvising jazz-rock guitarist who dabbles in classical music I was immediately struck by the ease with which Darragh transcended stylistic boundaries, never failing to enhance any musical situation in which he found himself, whether it be contemporary classical, jazz-rock or Irish traditional, with his unique blend of insight, passion and technical brilliance. Blitzed!, dedicated to Darragh, is designed to give free reign to these qualities, utilising notational conventions, pioneered by Witold Lutosławski, which, whilst allowing for a large amount of improvisational freedom on behalf of the performer, also facilitate careful guidance of the improvisation in terms of pitch and rhythm by the composer. The electronic part is constructed solely using transformations of samples taken from Darragh’s wonderful Peter Boardman violin.

Item Type:Other
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:13173
Deposited By: Professor Frank Lyons
Deposited On:21 Apr 2010 15:44
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:06

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