Andrew Norman: II. A Whole New World (of Timbre)

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Norman's calls for extended techniques open a new world of timbre.

Once Andrew Norman began to find his modern musical identity, he fully embraced extended techniques on the instruments he writes for—light fingerings on stringed instruments, producing empty, gritty timbres or vertical bow bouncing on the strings, for example—and it contributed to the sonic personality for which he's now known. In movement two of Episode Two, hear Norman and host Nadia Sirota demonstrate some of his newest experiments on the viola and listen to some of his Music in Circles performed by yMusic.