Work

Water’s Edge (2016)

Monty Adkins

Celtic fiddle, string quartet, and processing

Movements

  • 1. Prelude
  • 2. Gathering
  • 3. Hollow
  • 4. Distant Waters
  • 5. Still Juniper Snow
  • 6. Winter Tendrils
  • 7. Lament
  • 8. Postlude

Performance

  • 7 Apr 2017 7:30 pm
    Montréal
    Adkins | Gaelic traditional | Québécois traditional

Program Notes

Monty AdkinsWater’s Edge is based on techniques and tunes from the Hardanger fiddle tradition of the west coast of Norway. In addition, particularly influential on the work is the sound of the hardanger fiddle itself, with its emphasis on double-stopping, drones and the resonance of the sympathetic understrings. These qualities will be expanded across the whole string ensemble and electronics creating the sound on stage of a meta-fiddle.