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fire is in mine ears : three vignettes of self, for unaccompanied violin

by Daniel Masmanian (2011)

Work Overview

fire is in mine ears was composed as a showpiece for Ms. Sarah Curro's performance at the Volume series at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2011. It is in three movements, each separate creations in themselves, and which contribute to the piece in its full design. The piece should require a little under six minutes to perform. The titles are drawn from Much Ado about Nothing, Act III sc. i.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Violin.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — virtuosic technique (chromatic and double-stops at extreme tempi; well-balanced ricochet and spiccato)

Contents note: I. Whisper her ear -- II. wounds by hearsay -- III. fire is in mine ears

Dedication note: Dedicated to Sarah Curro

Commission note: Commissioned by Sarah Curro.. Commissioned for Volume Series

First performance: at VOLUME 5 @ BMW Edge (Deakin Edge) on 4 Nov 2012

Performances of this work

4 Nov 2012: at VOLUME 5 @ BMW Edge (Deakin Edge).

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