Extra Eclectic: Electric Violin Evolves

Composer Nico Muhly. Matthew Murphy
2hr : Extra Eclectic for May 15, 2019

The electric violin has come a long way since its days as a staple of progressive rock and jazz fusion, when it very much sounded electric. This week on Extra Eclectic, you'll hear an electric violin as the featured solo instrument in a new work by Nico Muhly, and you just might mistake it for a real acoustic instrument. Steve Seel also features music by Jennifer Higdon, Gabriel Yared, Steve Reich, and much more.