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Dufallo, Cornelius / Journaling 2
Album:Journaling 2 Collection:Classical
Artist:Dufallo, Cornelius Added:02/2018
Label:Innova Recordings 

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Add Date:2018-02-16 Pull Date:2018-04-20 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:11 Mar4 Mar18 Feb

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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-02-08 

Solo violin and electronics. As on his previous “Journaling,” Dufallo collaborates with contemporary (all living) composers to create “a repertoire of 21st century violin music.” There’s good variety here: something for everybody. Notes inside cover are worth reading.

Tracks 3 & 5 would fit any classical show; #1 is world-jazz fusion; 2, 4, & 5 are experimental.

Instrumental - No FCC issues.

1 ** Slow to very fast. Middle Eastern modes & rhythms: like folk dances. Intriguing and very accessible piece. Play it on any classical, jazz, or world show. (6:34)
2 Mid-tempo. Out of nothing, violin and hand drums enter. Melody is shattered fragments. Mix of bowed & plucked violin. Sharp, edgy, keening timbre. Very avant-garde. (7:12)
3 ** Slow. Warm violin. This piece by notable American composer Missy Mazzoli is melancholy, reflective, maybe elegiac. It’s also quite lovely. This is classical music. (7:59)
4 * Slow. Violin with time- and space-warping electronic distortion. It’s kinda spooky. Add background noises. A bit of a challenging listen. RIYL electronic experimental. (6:08)
5 ** Fast-slow-fast (like a concerto). Loops & effects turn one violin into a string ensemble. Technical & showy. (I might say “Baroque.”) Straight(ish) classical. (10:16)
6 * Slow. Electronics dominate in this one. RIYL “Day of Noise.” Liner notes say the sounds are determined by chance. (I suppose by a computer program. The musical term is “aleatory.”) Violin comes to the fore in the second half. Peaceful, soft fade out. (7:21)

Track Listing
1.How Many Would It Take? 4.Lats' Aadah, For Solo Violin
2.Talkback Ii 5.Tusch
3.Dissolve, O My Heart 6.Reverie