inner forms

For solo violin, electronics, radio, and movement

15 minutes (2019)

Commissioned by Ilana Waniuk

World Premiere

June 27, 2019 | Array Space, Toronto

Performed by Ilana Waniuk

Program Notes

"inner forms" explores relationships with one's Self: facades we try and uphold, a vulnerability that at times gets exposed, restlessness in our minds and body, trying to find moments of reflection. This piece evolves through subtle movements that form as an extension from playing the instrument and how these movements can build in intense physicality with sounds disintegrating, focusing on only the physical. inner forms highlights and exaggerates the presence of the musician in the space and questions how does this change their relationship to the instrument; what is exposed when the musician separates themselves from the violin?