Get ready to dive into deep and energetic Solo violin by Alexi Kenney, which was written for Alexi and premiered at Wigmore Hall in London in 2019.
The violinist Alexi Kenney released this Paul Wiancko’s seven-movement X Suite accompanied by Mike Grittani, a filmmaker. It is filmed in Donum Estate in Sonoma, California. They have paired each of the seven movements of X Suite with seven contemporary sculptures by Doug Aitken, Louise Bourgeois, Gao Weigang, Subodh Gupta, Jeppe Hein, Richard Hudson, and Jaume Plensa.
Alexi says, “The decision to pair X Suite with the seven sublime sculptures featured in the video was one rooted in my belief in the synergy between sculpture and composition. Each movement was consciously and carefully paired with different artwork, many of which enjoy deep visual and energetic connections, both between the pieces of art and between the art and music. The multifaceted and complex X Suite coexists beautifully amongst these great works of art.”
Alexi Kenney is a highly talented violinist from San Francisco, California. He is a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and is building a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition, and heart. He is equally at home creating experimental programs and commissioning new works, soloing with major orchestras in the USA and abroad, and collaborating with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time. His upcoming project is entitled [c]ode[x], a set of six new commissions for violin and electronics based on poetry.