The 2012 Festival of Microtonal Music

Plainsound Glissando Modulation

Saturday March 17 8:00 PM

Boston Court
70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena

Wolfgang von Schweinitz's Raga, an exquisite gossamer web of harmonics and finely tuned harmonies for violin and bass — "among the most thrilling works written by a composer of his generation." Performed by Andrew McIntosh, violin, and Scott Worthington, contrabass.

Hear an excerpt from Raga!

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"Raga in Just Intonation"...explores a wondrous sonic universe. It is mesmeric music.... Von Schweinitz has been called a neo-medieval avant-gardist, which this work sort of is, and he has been accused in the German press of being a neo-Romantic, which he hardly is although he does have a flair for creating rich swaths of string sound. And REDCAT was certainly bathed in continuous sonic extravagance....He sexes up the old with string playing from the Romantic virtuoso tradition to which he adds a dose of Stockhausen's outer-space sound spectrum. All and all, this is heady, engrossing stuff and deserves much wider exposure.
— Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

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