Violin Power

for violin and interactive media

(duration ca. 6:46)

program note:

Violin Power is composed for solo violin and interactive media. The accompaniment consists of three main components: 1) many layers of granular synthesis of the opening few measures of the violin solo; 2) nearly continuous doublings, distortions, and filtering of the solo line that mimic those used by many rock guitarists; 3) percussive outbursts and bass tones created from processing noise-based violin samples (tapping, bow scratching, etc.).

Violin Power has been recorded by Nicole Paglialonga and commercially released on the CD entitled Music from SEAMUS 25, which is available from numerous sources.

Link to a live-performance video

performed by Dawn Wohn at Electronic Music Midwest (EMM).




>> Live performance by Maria Sampen at the University of Puget Sound (mp3)

Violin Power Software for performance and practice

audio materials for performance:

Thank you for your interest in Violin Power. You have unlimited access to this site for your downloading convenience.  

You can download files as often as you like onto any computer for the purpose of rehearsals and performances of this piece. Please keep in touch. If you do perform Violin Power, I would appreciate knowing about. Send me a program, concert announcement, youtube posting, etc. I hope you enjoy learning and performing my music.  Thanks again.  =m.p.=

Links to Max-based software for Violin Power:

Custom accompaniment software, created in Max is available for downloading. Simply download the following zipped folder. Once you unzip the folder, you will find a “Read Me” file in the folder that will explain how to proceed.



Link to Max software: