Uwj : for viola and piano
by Colin Spiers (1991)
Uwj (pronounced 'oodge') is the first in a series of three works (the others being Zyj and Nsj), which explore various types of rhythmic textures under a broad post-minimalist stylistic umbrella.
Instrumentation: Amplified viola, piano.
Duration: 24 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — rhythmically challenging moto perpetuo
"The viola should be amplified with a contact microphone to a level where it can be clearly heard against the piano with its lid on 'full stick'"
- In the form/style of: Post-minimalism
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