ViolinMicroMix op. 26 I ter for different violin ensembles has its origins in eight small concert pieces for the first volume of a violin school. When Staar recorded it himself in playback technique in 2010, the idea came to him to combine different microtonal string tunings and to publish this version under the above title as »composer’s choice«. Here, the complex scordaturas are inserted into one another like a jigsaw puzzle, the result being remotely reminiscent of the gamelan music of Indonesia.

 

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6. Clowns

René Staar - ViolinMicroMix op. 26 l ter - Clowns


8. Country fair

René Staar - ViolinMicroMix op. 26 l ter - Jahrmarkt

René Staar in multiple playback, recorded at Studio 4tune, September-October 2010