Solo violin at the beach
Online video premiere in March 2021 via Music for your Inbox!
Written for violinist Myra Hinrichs.
Hodad is meant to be played at a beach. The player watches ocean waves as the roll toward the shore, shaping the music to follow the natural rhythms of the sea on that day at that place.
The intonation extends my exploration of stellate hexanies tuned to the Schumann frequency 7.83 Hz.
Neuston played by Mark Dresser’s UCSD Bass Quartet
Recorded at Conrad Prebys Music Center
Split screen video is Myra Hinrichs playing Hodad at Trestles Beach
Micro Moment video
More info about what’s going on in Hodad
2021 Press for Hodad
Sequenza 21: “Hodad is a metaphor for the relative spheres of influence – the violin in the concert hall and the surf outdoors. One is full of quiet introspection, the other has unlimited energy, but in this piece both can be examined by the listener in the same context.”