Written for and performed by violinist, Kinga Augustyn.
World Premiere on November 16, 2018 as part of Composers Concordance & Project 142 Present Around The World. The DiMenna Center – Benzaquen Hall, New York, NY. European Premiere on January 4, 2019.
I wrote Turning in Time for violin virtuoso, Kinga Augustyn. She wanted a piece with a connection to Bach’s Chaconne in D minor.
As I listened to the Chaconne, its repeated bass line and slowly unfolding variations got me thinking about time, and cycles in life, of returning to the same themes in a different way, and how the same things, events etc, carry different meaning over time.
Turning In Time reflects upon this idea through its form. 21st-century music intersperses with Bach-like phrases, motifs return in new variations, juxtaposing past & present, reflecting on things that have changed and what remains the same, in a conversation between the “then” and the “now.”
You can read about the creation of ‘Turning in Time’ here:
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