VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Violinist Curtis Stewart's "Of Power" CDs

The album is inspired by the #BLM movement and features songs of resistance and resilience for violin, voice, and electronics

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The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Bright Shiny Things, is this week giving away five personally autographed copies of violinist Curtis Stewart's "Of Power" CD.

Scheduled to coincide with Juneteenth, the CD's five tracks were mastered by Prince’s sound engineer Derek Linzy from Paisley Park.

Created entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown, the album features original compositions as well as reimagined works by Charlie Parker, J.S. Bach, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Childish Gambino, John Coltrane, Paganini, Elektra Kurtis, Ysaÿe, and Stevie Wonder.

"I have always been interested in applying the techniques of western European classical music to material that speaks to my life and loves," Curtis told The Violin Channel.

"As I created this material, I noticed a pattern of stories emerging that seemed to capture a side of my own personal and political struggle. I worked up the guts to share those vulnerable experiments in March 2020, and ended up receiving very touching feedback from my social media posts, sometimes hearing from friends I hadn't spoken to in years! As I spoke to more and more people during quarantine, I began to realize the importance of sharing stories through art or otherwise. It unlocked a sense of meaning and worth for me in extraordinarily trying times.

"I hope those who listen take away a taste of who I am and hear my story as just one version of many — and through that listening, maybe feel inspired by the seemingly 'disparate' sides of themselves as well."

 

Entries close Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

 

 

 

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