Concerts from the Library of Congress developed the Boccaccio Project to provide some artistic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten composers were commissioned to write brief solo works, with the remotely recorded pieces to be premiered online in June 2020.
Premiere Date: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh has been paired with violinist Jannina Norpoth of the PUBLIQuartet to write a new work for violin and electronics, entitled A Shared Solitary.
A Shared Solitary
Jannina Norpoth, violin
About the work
Over the course of the piece, a delay line becomes less and less distant as the texture becomes fuller, culminating into a collective sound. A Shared Solitary attempts to resurface the fact that we are all going through this together all over the world even though we might not be able to physically see it.
~ Niloufar Nourbakhsh