The Norse Suite - J.Mayall
for viola and cello
Viola: Adam Maha
Cello: Yotam Levy
After the premiere performance this piece underwent some revisions. These revisions included making the piece shorter, and changing having 4 separate movements, to having movement 3 and 4 play straight on to each other without a break.
This piece was originally intended for the combination of viola and electric guitar. Unfortunately writing contemporary classical music (with traditional notation) is difficult for electric guitar as many rock guitarists come from a background very different to that of score-reading classical musicians. The piece was then adapted for viola and cello – but it aims to retain a lot of that stylistic writing for guitar, and tries to re-create crunchy distortions and electronic delay effects using only the natural sound of the instruments.
Recorded at the Gallagher Concert Chamber at the University of Waikato
Post-production mix and master: Jeremy Mayall
Camera Operators: Dan Inglis, Edwin Peterson
Video Edit: Dan Inglis