James Dashow, Reconstructions for Harp & Electronics




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Published on Nov 17, 2011


In the shadow of David and Pietà by Michelangelo. Florence, Accademia Gallery, November 2011. Lucia Bova performs "Reconstructions" by James Dashow. Reconstructions for harp and computer, written for me by the American composer James Dashow, offers an original exploration into the world of the harp's sound. In this piece there is a continuous game of dialectics and counterpoints between the harpist and the electronic medium. Often the sounds created with the computer seem to be elaborations or
distortions of the sounds of the harp, while in other moments it is the harp, played with special techniques, that seems to
imitate or provoke the computer to solicit a response. I've always found it extremely fascinating to show how the sound
of the harp, a very ancient and also primitive instrument, is able to "compete" and interact with the most modern sounds:
those created on the computer. [Lucia Bova]
Lucia Bova is Professor of Harp at the "Niccolò Piccinni" Conservatory of Music in Bari. After completing her musical
studies in Italy, she received a French degree in harp, under the guidance of Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, and was awarded
the Premier Prix à l'Unanimité. She is dedicated to the interpretation and research of repertoire for solo harp and harp with
ensemble with a special interest in modern and contemporary repertoire. Composers such as Mencherini, Dashow, Razzi,
Chasalow, Saylor, Ambrosini, Morricone, Giri, Sollima, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Bellino and Podio have all composed for her.
She works with various ensembles such as Alter Ego, Ars Ludi, PMCE and Dissonanzen. She has given concerts in
prestigious concert halls in Italy and the United States, Canada, Brazil, Poland, Spain and Germany. She has made
recordings as a soloist and in ensembles for BMG Ricordi, Universal, RAI Trade, Neuma, Capstone, Mode Records,
Bongiovanni and Label Bleu. Edizioni Suvini Zerboni recently published her book L'arpa moderna. La scrittura e la
notazione, lo strumento e il repertorio dal '500 alla contemporaneità (The modern harp. Writing and notation, the
instrument and the repertoire from the 16th century to today) which will soon be translated and distributed in the
international English language e-book format.

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    • Reconstructions For Harp And Computer
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    • James Dashow, APM Music - Sonoton Recorded Music Library - Proviva
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    • JAMES DASHOW - Selected Works
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