The Viola Spaces aroused a great deal of interest from a great many string players, not just violists. In response to this, Garth Knox is currently writing a set of Violin Spaces, new concert pieces for solo violin based on the ideas found in the Viola Spaces.
The pieces are being written for Diamanda Dramm, an exceptional young Dutch violinist, who is closely involved in the elaboration of the pieces, and in this project. The Violin Spaces are now in the final stages of preparation, and will be published by Schott in May or June. Watch this space to see their development.
As a teaser for the Violin Spaces, here is a performance by Diamanda Dramm of No. 2, “Up above our heads”, a study in harmonics.