A stolen satellite : violin solo
by Chris Perren (2015)
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A Stolen Satellite uses Veronique Serret's unique performance setup as an environment for the exploration of rhythm. In two sections - a free, arrhythmic introduction and strictly timed main section - looping and reverbs are used to weave a thick texture, relying on the generous range of the six-string violin.
In the main section, looped rhythmic figures are stolen and repurposed by emerging and evolving rhythmic structures. Loops may initially sit comfortably within their rhythmic framework, but become complex cross-rhythms when added loops force us into new ways of feeling the pulse.
A languid melodic theme weaves in and out of these complex structures with a contrasting freedom, providing a humanistic counterpoint to the relentlessly mechanical rhythms.
Instrumentation: Solo six-string electric violin & electronics (delay, reverb, and distortion).
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Requires advanced looping skill & ability to execute fast polyrhythms against looped audio
Commission note: Call for Scores Successful Selection: Campbelltown Arts Centre Veronique Serret Residency.
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