A new piece: Not for the Faint (of heart). This piece is my most ambitious to date, over 8 minutes, and by the end it has 9 simultaneous tracks going.
[Edit: remixed on July 3 and posted]
I do a classic composition technique to build energy, so by the end I layer the B section tracks (selecting them one at a time) over the A section, underneath a ‘crazy fiddler’ improvisation.
As always for my ‘Digital Acoustic Violin’, all sounds are created on the violin. In this case, the piece opens with strumming processed to sound like a bubbly, underwatery groove. The bass line is violin pizzicato put down 2 octaves digitally. (If you listen carefully, you’ll hear it in the correct octave, live, before I put it down into bass range on its first loop.)
I play this piece live with all the parts recorded and played-back with a foot controller to enable/record/playback each of the tracks.
I hope you enjoy it!