In the Hyperstring Project violinist Jon Rose engages MIDI controllers measuring the physicality of high speed improvisation. A sensor mounted on the violin bow measures bow pressure, an accelerometer measures bowing arm movement and speed, and foot pedals are played independently by both feet. This is rogue counterpoint between independent body movements, controller devices, the violin and lines of musical information.
Jon Rose is working on (yet) another Festival and recording project in Eurolandï¿½tis time a under the umbrella title String 'em up - featuring the more radical of contemporary string players. Tonight's concert could be considered a 4taste of the kind of string-thing happening next year in Berlin. Jon will be joined for part of the evening by Zeena parkins (electric harp) and guests.