"Voyage Apollonian": Innova Recordings


    "Voyage Apollonian" is an album of my recent works for violin and interactive computer.  This album also features transcriptions of three Brazilian composers: Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal and Joaõ Bosco, and my 'signature' extended technique called "Subharmonics", extending the violin's range by one octave below without changing the tuning of the instrument.
    I use Max in all but one acoustic piece in this album; I also use Max for LIVE for the Brazilian pieces.  In addition, Max enabled me to use a motion sensor extracting the expression of the violin bow throughout this album. I used IRCAM’s “MO” (Modular Musical Objects), and since 2016, my own Arduino prototype sensor “µgic” (pronounced ‘mu-zhik’). "µgic" project, created in collaboration with media artist Liubo Borissov and Harvestworks in NYC, has been funded by itac.org, NYSCA, Governor Cuomo and the NY State Legislature, The Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.