Mads has been commissioned to write violin concerto for Oakland East Bay Symphony

Written by Mads on June 6, 2014

Mads has been commissioned to write a 15 min piece for Oakland East Bay Symphony. The piece will be conducted by Michael Morgan on February 20, 2015 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland.

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5 Responses to “Mads has been commissioned to write violin concerto for Oakland East Bay Symphony”

  1. Pat Patterson
    Feb 22, 2015

    We loved your composition we heard at the OEBS on February 20. It was a fabulous performance! My questionis is with regard to your violin: is it electrified/amplified? I did not see any wires coming from it.

  2. Mads
    Feb 24, 2015

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks a lot!
    Yes, actually it was amplified by two systems with thin wires. One is a pickup and the other the Bartlett Fiddle Mic. I was using the pickup more as a boost and for the looping cadenza at the end.

  3. Kit Eakle
    Feb 24, 2015

    Hi Mads -SUch a FINE concert with OEBSO! Will there be a recording?

  4. Mads
    Apr 14, 2015

    Hey Kit,

    Thanks so much. No recording as of now, only an archival recording that I can’t share, but hopefully one day it would be possible to record. Sure would be fun to do!

  5. Mads
    Apr 14, 2015

    Hi Pat,

    Actually it was amplified, two narrow wires, one with a clip on mic that was constant and then one pickup that I brought in and out depending on the volume I needed to play at. For sure an unusual way of doing it, but I feel like it worked!


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