Saturday, March 1, 2014

Recording: Cheryl Duvall & Ilana Waniuk

Artist: Cheryl Duvall & Ilana Waniuk

Song: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano [final movement] (composer: Alfred Schnittke)

Recorded at The Tranzac - Main Hall ("The Second Annual Somewhere There Creative Music Festival" - Show 3), February 22, 2014.

Cheryl Duvall & Ilana Waniuk - Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano [final movement]

Full review to follow. In a festival filled with various degrees of "out" music, it was a nice touch to have some representatives of the recreative music scene. In terms of DIY spirit and energy put into fostering new, local sounds, the work that Cheryl Duvall and Ilana Waniuk do with Thin Edge Music Collective isn't too far removed from the what's going on at Somewhere There — and in any case, genre be damned, they can often be found playing alongside local "creative" musicians. As it turned out, this set (with this piece as well as some John Cage) included one of the least expected/most delightful moments of improvization in the festival when Waniuk broke a violin string. While musicians and crowd chatted about Schnittke, she sat down, changed the string, re-tuned and then threw herself back into the piece. Bravo!

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