BBT Audio & Video
X Suite for Solo Violin world premiere recording
Release date: 16 April 2021 – all major streaming platforms
American violinist Alexi Kenney describes X Suite, written for him by multi-faceted musician and composer Paul Wiancko and first performed at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2019, as a “representation of myself in musical form”. He refers to the seven-movement work, much of it inspired by Baroque dances, as having “an electric current of raw emotion running through it and a clarity of thought that transcends the notes on the page and takes on a life of its own”. Kenney’s strong belief in the synergy between sculpture and composition also led him to commission a music video filmed by photographer/cellist Mike Grittani at the Donum Estate in Sonoma, California, linking each movement with seven contemporary sculptures by artists including Gao Weigang’s Maze and Doug Aitken’s Sonic Mountain. This bold ‘Visual Album’ is his first recording project.