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Zany, Cute, Interesting

Zany, Cute, Interesting

for solo violin


  • Instrumentation: violin
  • Edition: score
  • Order No.: ED 30166 Q52237
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My piece is titled “Zany, Cute, Interesting.” It’s inspired by the literary theorist Sianne Ngai, whose book Our Aesthetic Categories explores what she calls “weak aesthetics” – our ambivalent or antithetical responses to contemporary culture and commodities: playfulness and desperation, tenderness and aggression, stimulation and boredom. This composition stages a violin performance that might support a similar range of reactions, offering an ambivalence around the notion of virtuosity. – Vijay Iyer
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Jennifer Koh with the generous support of Justus Schlichting to whom this music is dedicated
Performance duration: 3'0"
Publisher: Schott Garden Music, New York
page number: 8
My piece is titled “Zany, Cute, Interesting.” It’s inspired by the literary theorist Sianne Ngai, whose book Our Aesthetic Categories explores what she calls “weak aesthetics” – our ambivalent or antithetical responses to contemporary culture and commodities: playfulness and desperation, tenderness and aggression, stimulation and boredom. This composition stages a violin performance that might support a similar range of reactions, offering an ambivalence around the notion of virtuosity. – Vijay Iyer
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Jennifer Koh with the generous support of Justus Schlichting to whom this music is dedicated
Performance duration: 3'0"
Publisher: Schott Garden Music, New York
page number: 8