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Dances in Time and Vertical Space (2015) for solo violin and six instruments

Categories AANMI, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Chamber Music, Links: Audio, Links: Video, May Music Festival, solo, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Violin

AANMI premiered Dances in Time and Vertical Space in the concert hall of the Central Conservatory of Music on 25th May 2015, as part of the Beijing Modern Music Festival.   This piece is a kind of baroque dance suite, with the different dances superimposed upon each other in different mensurations and, as the piece progresses, ever more distant poly-modal relationships.  There is one dance which appears periodically on its own: the sarabande, which uses the “La Folia” chord progression as its basis.

This performance is from the TJCM May Music Festival:


I’ve uploaded the recording from the dress rehearsal onto bandcamp, as I found this a really exciting version also worth hearing: