Fantasia for Karen Alone

Ensemble: Violin and fixed media
Duration: 10:30 minutes

Program Notes:

Fantasia for Karen Alone (2010) is an eleven minute work for violin solo with digital accompaniment.  The piece  suggests the private moment  when the musician is in her practice studio, playing for herself and the joy of it alone, inspired by the fragments of music she is working up that constantly swirl through her thoughts.  Written specifically for violinist Karen Bentley Pollick, the accompanying soundfile’s source material is based on several of Karen’s prior performances of the composer’s works.

Premiere: March 11, 2010
Karen Bentley Pollick
Birmingham Art Music Alliance concert
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Commissioner: Karen Bentley Pollick

Recordings: Tightly Wound: Music for Strings, innova 965