What a doozy of a week. As I mentioned last week, I am one of two directors of a new music festival here in Melbourne (the other being Faux Foe. This was the third year of the festival, and it was an absolute ripper over two days and one night. We also ran the first Tilde New Music Academy in the five days of the last week, introducing young people of various experience levels to the type of music you will hear in this piece, and much, much more.
Anyway, the point is I spent most of my week supervising, teaching, finishing some lectures last minute, and doing other administration. But I also had a performance with my good friend, violinist Lizzy Welsh booked for the Sunday of the festival (yesterday), and needed to compose a piece for her (and me) to perform. And I needed to make a weeklybeat. So I combined the two.
I must admit I conceived of this piece a couple of weeks ago, and started writing the Max patch that powers it a few days before the start of this week. But the piece was indeed composed within this week (between Monday and Thursday, for a rehearsal Thurs and a rehearsal Fri).
This is a piece for violin and live electronics, performed at Tilde New Music Festival on Sunday the 24th of January by Lizzy Welsh (link above) and myself, and recorded and mixed last night because he's fucking awesome by the wonderful Kevan Atkins (another Tilde team member).
The title is an anagram of Data Retention - we all live in Australia, so read into that how you will. My hugest thanks to Lizzy and Kevan.
I had to compress to 96kHz mp3 to meet the file requirements.
This is a 20 minute piece.
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