John Holland – Visitations of J. S. Bach

ELECTRONIC MUSIC, SAMPLES OF TRADITIONAL WORKS BY J. S. BACH, ACCOMPANIED BY DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTOGRAPHS

There are six tracks of music containing original electronic sounds. In addition, there are fragments from traditional works of J. S. Bach scattered throughout the music, and a slideshow of photographs including each of the cities where Bach worked as choral director, private teacher, and resident composer, along with portraits, instruments, and music settings of the day.

The slideshow of digital photographs accompanies the music. The photographs were selected and modified digitally by the composer.

The list of fragments from the works of J. S. Bach include:

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Fugue No. 7; Two-Part Inventions No. 14 (realized on Synthesizers by Wendy Carlos)

Nun Komm Der Heiden Helland for Organ Solo (performed by Hans Fagius)

Jesu, meine Freude chorale (performed by The Sixteen, Harry Christophers conductor) )

Sarabande from Suite No.5 for Unaccompanied Cello (performed by YoYo Ma)

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