Couplet for solo violin consists of very different two movements. The first one is relatively calm and lyrical and composed with particular intervals. By contrast, the second movement is rather modal but aggressive and wild in terms of the musical character within a fast tempo.

The piece was born out of the fruitful collaboration with the violinist Alexandra Wood. It was also conceived as a seed of my recent large scale piece Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. As musical siblings, those pieces share pitch materials and musical characters.

Donghoon Shin, 2020

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