CD - Gloria Justen: "Four-Stringed Voice"; music for solo violin, by Gloria Justen, composer and violinist.
Gloria Justen's collection of original compositions for solo violin are rooted in the historical tradition of the violin while also incorporating the influences of modernism, experimental music, and the sounds of nature. She explores a wide variety of tones and techniques possible on the violin, including alternate tunings in tracks 8 and 16. She has created music which is deeply influenced by her musical idols J. S. Bach, Bela Bartok and the birds. It is by turns melodic, energetic, dreamy and fierce.
Gloria Justen, Composer and Violinist, lives and works in San Francisco and Philadelphia. She is the Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and has been a frequent performer with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Network for New Music and Orchestra 2001. In San Francisco she plays with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Empyrean Ensemble.