Works d-ness Elizabeth Hoffman


  • Elizabeth Hoffman
  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 10:17
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium

Acoustical research has shown that the best violin tone and sound radiation are found in instruments where the violin’s dimensions and the size of its f-holes create an air resonance frequency that coincides roughly with that of the D string. d-ness is also a nod to the classical Western canon’s associations between the key of D and a range of exuberant or at least sunny affects.


d-ness was realized in the fall 2011 at the composer’s studio in New York City (NY, USA) with source material from a sound recording of Red is the Rows, a piece for two violins premiered by Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris on October 23, 2011 at the new music community center Exapno in Brooklyn (NY, USA).


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