For Jenny | 2016

for Jenny is a short work for violin and resonating snare drum. It was commissioned by Justus Schlichting for Koh as part of Shared Madness, Koh's ambitious re-imagining of Paganini's 24 Caprices.

Instrumentation:

Solo Violin and Resonating Snare Drum

Duration:

3'

Technical Requirements:

• iPad equipped with SAMPL app
• 1 small transducers speaker
• 1 small 2 channel amplifier
• very light amplification (optional)

Press:

"The concert was part of the New York Philharmonic’s NY Phil Biennial, which operates under the slogan “Let’s Play.” But given the opportunity to channel their inner virtuoso, many composers seemed to say, rather, “I don’t play that way.” David Lang’s “low resolution,” for instance, consisted of halting notes uttered in quadruple-piano whispers. Samuel Adams’s “for jenny” spaced out tiny gossamer notes over a delicate electronic track. Michael Gordon’s “kwerk” noodled along amiably."

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York Times
 

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 Photo Credit: Michelle V. Agins for The New York Times

Photo Credit: Michelle V. Agins for The New York Times