Vide supra

Madeleine works with Duo Gelland
violin duo

Vide Supra

commission by duo Gelland with support from Swedish Arts Council
first performance: 1.8.2014 Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden / 3.8.2014 Korsholm Music Festival, Finland

publisher: Svensk Musik

In 2008 at Stockholm New Music duo Gelland first performed the violin duo Infra by Madeleine Isaksson, commissioned by the festival. Soon after Isaksson and Duo Gelland started thinking about a kind of "sister duo". A new commission from the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs made this possible. In this new violinduo, Vide supra, (lat. which means "see above"), the scordatura in Infra, with one lowered string on each violin, is here augmented with one more string lowered: the violins have so only two strings commonly accorded. Thus effects the sound spectrum of the instruments, resulting in a bewithchingly fragile sound palette.