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Hikari (2023)
for solo violin
duration: 6'
Commissioned by Borletti-Buitoni Trust on behalf of Alexi Kenney
Programme Note


This piece entitled Hikari, meaning light, brightness, or radiance, leans into the violin’s natural resonance and brilliance. Its musical language integrates the instrument’s expressive warmth and lyricism with more ‘transparent’ timbres, in a constant search for light. The featured open string-crossing is an homage to Bach’s Chaconne, a work that is both central to this recital and to my own relationship with the violin.

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