Ro to Si I, op.19: composed for violin solo (2009).
Duration: ca. 7 minutes.
Composition commissioned by: Marco Fusi.
Premiere information: Marco Fusi, violin.
SoundSCAPE Festival 2009, Pavia, Italy, July 16, 2009.
The title is based on an abbreviation of Roads-to-Silence.
In this composition, I use a complex structure based on the Ancient Greek/Byzantine music systems originating back to Pythagoras.
The speed, extensive use of quarter tones, and general difficulty would label this composition as "virtuoso." However, Marco Fusi ( a highly regarded composer/violinist) put it together within 10 days! His comments were very positive as was the reception from the audience.
Unfortunately, I do not have a recording of the original performance. The presentation below (on SoundCloud) was created by using the violin provided by the Garritan Personal Orchestra as embedded within Sibelius.
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