mega[byte] (2020)

Duration: 6 minutes

Instrumentation: viola

Premiere: July 31 2020 | Amelia Hollander Ames | Con Vivo Music, Arlington, MA



Program Information:
mega[byte], like kilo<byte> and <byte> (both for solo violin), is inspired
by today’s social circumstances. In the time of Covid-19, time passes
strangely. Time becomes a jumbled mess of memories, motion, action
and inaction. The hours, days and weeks meld into a gooey mess,
something like a sourdough starter. There are moments inward
retrospections, flourishes of outward fist-shaking at our oppressive
overlords, and these are seamlessly and awkwardly juxtaposed, and
one’s control though steadfastly present, requires more concentration to
achieve. The music-making is forced, not free, but the introspection

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