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Fast Forward

Instrumentation: Violin and Tape (Fixed Electronics)

Duration: 5:00 min.


   Fast Forward is a virtuoso work inspired by the repertoire and performance techniques of violinist Hannah Kennedy - for whom the work was dedicated. The piece is composed of two elements: an accompanying tape track - composed of manipulated audio fragments of Hannah’s past performances, and a live-performed element. The music of both the tape and live-performed elements contain variants and quotations of music from J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonata Nr. 2, movements III and IV, Eugène Ysaÿe's Sonata Nr. 2, and animated musical representations of various physical gestures utilised by Hannah during her performances of these and other works. This piece is a multifaceted dialogue between past and present events and ideas.


Performed by Hannah Kennedy (violin)

Edited by Stephanie M. Neumann and Adam Zolty

Videography by Galle Studios


   This performance was originally recorded on April 15, 2022 by Galle Studios and premiered online on June 1, 2022, as part of the Virtual Artist Partnerships Program (VAPP 2021-22) by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. Special thanks to Harumi Rhodes and Ed Dusinberre for allowing this recording to take place in their lovely home, and thank you to Julia Chien for providing the percussion sounds necessary for the tape track of this piece!

© 2022, Adam Zolty and the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (GLFCAM)

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