• str (4.4.2.1.1 min)
  • Violin
  • 12 min

Programme Note

Airborne Dances is part of a suite of compositions created for Oliver Davos’ concept album ‘Flight’, based around solo violin accompanied by strings. It was composed for and in collaboration with violinist Kerenza Peacock and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra under conductor Paul Bateman.

Airborne Dances was written in Spring 2014 and we decided as a novelty to multitrack Kerenza on different violins to create the string section (with the added help of four additional musicians on violas, cello and double bass). The experiment took place at Air Edel studios where we set out the studio as if to record a live string section. Kerenza played every single violin line on a different seat, playing a different violin for each part, thereby creating a totally unique sound.

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