|Dufallo, Cornelius / Journaling 2|
|Add Date:||2018-02-16|| ||Pull Date:||2018-04-20|| ||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||18 Feb|
CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL |
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)