Outcry

I tried to synthesize the incisive sounds of EDM with the gnarliest innovations of modern composition — metric modulations, modes of limited transposition, twelve-tone rows — resulting in a piece of music suitable for concert halls and raves alike.

It spotlights a mode of Iranian classical music called Bidâd (“outcry”), known for its visceral, wailing quality. I hear the very same primal expressive urge in Bidâd, modern classical works like The Rite of Spring (hence the bassoon quote), and the heavier strains of EDM.

Details

  • For violin & electronics
  • Category: Solo
  • Year Composed: 2021
  • Duration: 4'
  • View Score ›

Awards

  • 2022
  • Boston New Music Initiative Call for Scores
  • Winner
  • 2021
  • TUTTI Festival Call for Scores
  • Winner

Performances

  • 14 MAY 2022
  • Outcry
  • Prisoners of Hope: A Recital of Works by Kian Ravaei
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Christian Gonzales, violin
  • 28 APR 2022
  • Outcry
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra “Meet the Music” Concert
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Sarah Thornblade, violin
  • 24 MAR 2022
  • Outcry
  • TUTTI Festival at Denison University
  • Granville, OH
  • Philip Rudd, violin
  • 19 MAR 2022
  • Outcry
  • Boston New Music Initiative "Prismatic Congruency" Series (Online)
  • Arjun Mudan, violin
  • 9 NOV 2021
  • Outcry
  • UCLA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Christian Gonzalez, violin
  • 15 OCT 2021
  • Outcry - Premiere
  • UCLA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Christian Gonzalez, violin