Looping Concerto for Violin, Electronics and Orchestra – Movement II: Stars of Dust

With so much motion happening underneath Stars of Dust, the second movement of Alicia Enstrom’s violin concerto, in the process of orchestrating it and searching for the stillness inside the movement, I wrote a short intro built around harp bisbigliando with harmonics and flautando in the strings to set up the pizzicato melody that moves through the string section. By the end of the movement, that has morphed into 2-octavo chromatic runs in the violins and an even more frenetic solo violin part that carries you away. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite spot in this concerto, but if I had to, it would probably be this.