Violin Study No. 1

Commisioned by: Mona Tian

Premiered: February 22nd, 2013 at CalARTS

Brief Description: Fusing Argentine Tango techniques and modern atonal aesthetics, Violin Study No. 1 is not only a piece that technically challenges the performer, but acts as a physiological mirror. Est. 7′

Program Notes: Memories and dreams are what shape our present realities. Sometimes they can help us find ourselves and sometimes, they can haunt us. The main lyrical theme of the piece represents our moment-to-moment reality. It is constanly interrupted and influenced by our memories of the past, and our worries of the furure. The constant fluctuation of the E-F motif during the whole of the piece, is the ripples of experience that shape our lives.

Violin Study No. 1