||First Performance: Miller Theater NYC (1993)
This piece was written by Arthur Kampela and dedicated to Gregor Kitzis, a virtuoso soloist and a great friend. Sample of live performance.
Gestures is the slow evolving of non-conventional modes of playing (although ergonomically smooth) that gradually reaches the state of affairs normally found in the violin's traditional playing techniques. It uses a wealth of extended-techniques all under complex rhythmic "pressure" in order to accomplish a fair balance between pitch and noise zones.