Gentiana in Denver

Tonight, the Nebula Ensemble with guest conductor Kornel Thomas are performing Gentiana, a new composition for trumpet, guitar, percussion, violin and cello. Concert is taking place at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Denver.

True-digital synth for string instruments

I adapted Andrew Bentley's true-digital synth original design to string instruments:

Violinist Arlo Adams and cellist Julia Emery trying out the instruments during yesterday's rehearsal:

Program Notes

Gentiana evokes characteristics of the alpine flowering plants used to produce herbal medicine or distilled beverages. During the three sections of the composition, Esprit, Vertige, and Racines, the musicians connect traditional techniques to the physical nature of their tools.

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