FastLowHighSlow

I. HighSlowHighFast
II. HighSlowLowSlow
III. FastLowSlowLow
IV. FastLowFastHigh

FastLowHighSlow is performed here by Josh Modney (violin) and Jacob Greenberg (piano) of ICE. It is a playful exploration of the extremes of two musical axes: register and speed. The violin has a slow, high module and a fast, low module. The piano has a fast, high module and a slow, low module. Either of one instrument’s modules fit with either of the other instrument’s modules. Thus, the four movements are derived by cycling through all of the possible module combinations. There is also an optional fifth movement for two violins and piano 4-hands not performed here (HighSlowFastLowFastHighLowSlow) which combines all four modules.

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