Adrian Moore - 1996

This work was written during April and May of 1996. lt has a simple cyclical form and contrasts traditional instrumental writing with a varied tape part. The title's expanded form (1/Violin)Tape explains the basic relationship:

1 - the performer
V - violin
T - electroacoustic sounds with treated violin material and other sources.

This equation is pronounced 'one over violin to the power tape'.
The tape part is quite strong and the performer exists not only to play the violin part but also to reflect the tape part, often seemmg to control it through the gestures present in the violin writing. As it is not a solo violin work with tape accompaniment there may be times when the violin is subsumed by the tape. The two parts (tape, violin) were composed in small units and gradually reconstructed to form a more unified whole