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Elegy
for Viola and 2-Channel Fixed Media

  1. Introduction
  2. Elegy
Andrea Reinkemeyer (Ann Arbor, Michigan - 2001)
Commissioned by Tayva Turner in memoriam of her grandfather, D. C. "Doc" Renno
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Program Notes:
Download a PDF of the Program Notes and Andrea's Bio

Elegy (2001) was commissioned by Tayva Turner in memoriam of her grandfather, D. C. "Doc" Renno, luthier. Following his death, Tayva asked me to write a piece that contemplated the many stages and forms of grief. While writing this piece I was forced to reflect, address, and meditate on my own experiences with loss; each movement is dedicated to the memory of a loved one. The Introduction explores sparse and lonely textures. Elegy addresses confusion and deep sorrow as experienced as a child. This piece was realized in the composer's home studio and at the University of Michigan Electronic Music Studios using both Pro Tools and Sound Designer II software. The following musicians contributed their skills to the tape part: Christopher Blaha, tuba; Carrie Magin, percussion; Andrea Reinkemeyer, piano, voice, violin, & viola.

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Performances:

Premiere: II. Elegy
Thursday, February 15, 2001 - 8:00 p.m.
Electronic Music Micro Festival
Rackham Auditorium, The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Andrea Reinkemeyer, viola

BGSU Faculty Artist's Series: Faculty Composers' Forum

Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 8:00 p.m.
Bryan Recital Hall, College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio)

Alexis Bacon, viola
This performance was funded in part by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music
at the College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University.

Spark Festival, Concert 7

Friday, February 23, 2007 - 3:00 p.m.
The Southern Theater, University of Minnesota
Event Poster (PDF) and Write-up (PDF)
Erika Burton, viola

SEAMUS Annual Regional Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 8:00 p.m.
McIntosh Theatre, School of Music Theater and Dance
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Trevor New, viola