In 1989, at the request of János Négyesy, I composed an extended work for violin solo – Sutras. János performed the work many times in recitals around the world and recorded it, in an edited version, for Neuma Records in 1995 (Neuma 450-95a). The composition also appears on the disc Music for Strings (Aucourant Records AUREC 0104) in the original unabridged form and released in 2001. János passed away on December 20, 2013. As a memorial to my dear friend, one of the most inspiring musicians I have known, I revisited the original recordings of Sutras and recast them into this work.
~ rst (12/31/13)
The term musical alchemist best describes modern music composer Robert Scott Thompson. Combining his mastery of the
electroacoustic, contemporary instrumental, and avant-garde genres into a swirling cohesive whole, he is an important pioneer on music's new frontier.