Collision [A Dream] is a piece written for solo violin and electronics for Daniel Pioro and the 2021 Dinah Wolfe Memorial Prize. The score consists of staves for both the violin and electronic track, which encompass both graphic and more traditional notation. 
Collision [A Dream] was inspired by a dream, in which someone is standing on a beach by the dead sea. The water is red and the person we see digs their toes deeply into the wet sand. Carefully, they start moving towards the sea and decide to go for a swim. Feeling light as air, the body is drifted by a current far into the horizon. Slowly they dive deep into the water, open their eyes, and see stars from another world shining brightly. 
The Dead Sea has turned into a cloud carrying the person. They turn around and find themselves surrounded by mist and water until they suddenly gasp for air, ending up at the shore of a beach somewhere familiar. In this piece, the dream is mirrored through a soundscape consisting of distorted drones and delicate string harmonics. The electronic track and live violin music blend into each other and create a dream-like feeling of ambiguity. The piece provides an invitation to sink into this sonic environment through a guided improvisation, led by both the electronic track and performer.

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