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Mikka and Other Assorted Love Songs: Works by P. Boulez, E. Carter, K. Suzuki, G. Scelsi, H. Lachenmann, I. Xenakis, J.F. Durand, M. Alcorn, T. Loevendie / Eric Rynes, violin

Album Summary

>Boulez, Pierre : Anthemes, for solo violin
>Carter, Elliott : Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
>Suzuki, Kotoka : Sift, for violin
>Scelsi, Giacinto : L'âme ouverte, for violin
>Lachenmann, Helmut : Toccatina, for violin
>Xenakis, Iannis : Mikka, for violin
>Durand, Joël-François : Roman, for violin
>Alcorn, Michael : Crossing the Threshold, for violin & electronics
>Loevendie, Theo : Dance, for violin
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The unifying element on this CD is the violin. Its tremendous versatility and long musical history have inspired an enormous number of composers to create works featuring and exploring it. The nine diverse works from the late 20th and early 21st centuries for violin here, together, make for a multi-course meal. Mikka and Other Assorted Love Songs, with its wink to the legendary rock album, aspires to wittiness, but here it's also meant to convey an element of how Eric Rynes conceives of and performs this music. Hailed for his "committed," "intrepid," and "achingly beautiful" performances in diverse styles and genres, Eric Rynes appears in recital, is concertmaster of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and has made guest appearances with jazz and rock groups. Primary violinist of the Seattle Modern Orchestra, Rynes has premiered works in Berlin, Havana, Chicago, Barcelona, and Rotterdam, among many other cities. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in violin and statistical genetics and has degrees in physics from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, Washington, USA (06/29/2015); Opus 4 Studios, Bothell, Washington (06/29/2015); Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, Washington, USA (2012-2014); Opus 4 Studios, Bothell, Washington (2012-2014).



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Works Details

>Boulez, Pierre : Anthemes, for solo violin
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1991

>Carter, Elliott : Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1984

>Suzuki, Kotoka : Sift, for violin
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Scelsi, Giacinto : L'âme ouverte, for violin
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Lachenmann, Helmut : Toccatina, for violin
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Xenakis, Iannis : Mikka, for violin
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Durand, Joël-François : Roman, for violin
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Alcorn, Michael : Crossing the Threshold, for violin & electronics
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Loevendie, Theo : Dance, for violin
  • Performer: Eric Rynes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986