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Musical Crossroads: composed by Hanneke van Proosdij for Voices of Music
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 14 Feb 2019
Author: Voices of Music
The world premiere of a new composition by Dutch-American composer Hanneke van Proosdij. 4K video from our Musical Crossroads program, January, 2019. From the composer "What interested me to compose Musical Crossroads was the thought that music brings us all together. For this work, I selected an unusual combination of instruments which is a new sound color experience for me as a composer: kamancha, frame drum, riq, recorder, harp, baroque violins, archlute and viola da gamba. In my compositions, I usually compose atonal music, but for this project I chose to use the Armenian church mode Yergrord dzayn dardzvadsk (Shehnaz), and this scale is also used in Azerbaijan and Iran. The mode of this scale provides a framework for the composition and has a reflective character. Most of the music is through-composed, leavened with opportunities for improvisation, so each performance will be different. In addition, the improvisation features the creative and musical contributions of these wonder
Ensemble: Voices of Music