Violin Power is composed for solo violin and interactive media. The accompaniment consists of three main components: 1) many layers of granular synthesis of the opening few measures of the violin solo; 2) nearly continuous doublings, distortions, and filtering of the solo line that mimic those used by many rock guitarists; 3) percussive outbursts and bass tones created from processing noise-based samples (tapping on the instrument, bow scratching, etc.).
Ohio University Distinguished Professor Mark Phillips won the 1988 Barlow International Competition for Orchestral Music, leading to collaborations with conductor Leonard Slatkin. Following a national competition, Pi Kappa Lambda commissioned him to compose a work for their 2006 national conference in San Antonio. His music has received hundreds of performances throughout the world —including dozens of orchestra performances by groups such as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra — and has been recorded by Richard Stoltzman and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lark Quartet, and several solo artists.
Performer Biographical Sketch
Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Ohio University Assistant Professor of Violin) has appeared as a soloist for live-broadcast performances with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony and the Daejon City Philharmonic, and with other orchestras such as the New York Sinfonietta, the Aspen Conducting orchestra, Japan’s Telemann Ensemble and the Vivaldi Youth Ensemble. As a veteran of broadcasted performances, she has performed on national PBS radio show, From the Top. In addition, she has performed in solo and chamber music recitals at Carnegie Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Paul Hall, Merkin Hall, and Jordan Hall. She is the winner of numerous competitions including the Juilliard’s String Honors, the Korean Young Musicians’, the Music Journal and The Korean Daily Times competition. In addition, she became a two-time grand prize winner of the Catholic and Music Society competitions. Dawn received degrees from Juilliard, Yale and SUNY Stony Brook.