Fantasy for Viola and Computer

for amplified viola and real-time computer processing

Program Notes

Fantasy for Viola and Computer was written as an exploration of Bohlen-Pierce tuning (in the electronics), which divides the perfect twelfth into thirteen unequal justly-tuned steps. The viola part is pitted against this, performing in standard twelve-note-to-the-octave tuning, and both juxtaposes and combines several different musical fragments, each with its own mood. All sounds in the electronics are live: they are derived from the sounds of the on-stage violist.