Music is all about contrast: light vs. dark, fast vs. slow, loud vs. soft, bold vs. subdued. Often times the most beautiful, most visceral moments are found at these two extremes—but sometimes, it’s the moments between them that leave the most lasting impression.
The composer Robert Honstein explores the full spectrum of sound in his new piece Middle Ground for solo violin and electronics. Cast in three movements—“Too Far,” “Too Close,” and “Bridging the Gap”—the piece searches for a middle ground amid opposites. Airy, ethereal melodies are contrasted against gritty, snarling rhythms, the music growing in tension and drama before finding the most human dimension between them.
We’re thrilled to premiere a brand new video for Robert Honstein’s Middle Ground, performed by violinist Kate Stenberg and captured by Four/Ten Media.
Robert Honstein’s Middle Ground is out now on Other Minds Records. For more details, click here.