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Excerpts from Berg, Concerto for Piano, Violin, and 13 Wind Instruments
Live recording in Meany Hall, Seattle, with Cristina Valdés,
Tim Salzman, and the University of Washington Wind Ensemble


Xenakis, Mikka (1971) for solo violin (complete)
Live recording, Stanford University, Campbell Recital Hall,
sponsored by CCRMA


Excerpt from Michael Alcorn, Crossing the Threshold (2001)
for violin and computer
Live recording, Stanford University, Campbell Recital Hall,
sponsored by CCRMA


Excerpt (con sordino) from de Pablo’s Il Violino Spagnolo (1988)
for solo violin (North American premiere)
Live recording, June in Buffalo


Excerpt from Brahms, Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
Live recording, Northwest Symphony Orchestra (Anthony Spain, dir.), Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien WA


Mikka and Other Assorted Love Songs (the title is a riff on this), featuring works for solo violin by Boulez, Carter, Xenakis, Scelsi, Lachenmann, Durand, and Loevendie, and works for violin and electronics by Kotoka Suzuki and Michael Alcorn, was released on Albany Records in 2016. It features the world-premiere recordings of the Durand, Suzuki, and Alcorn works, and (as of 2016) the only commercially-available American recordings of the Boulez, Lachenmann, and Loevendie works.

“Listening to Mikka and Other Assorted Love Songs, Rynes’ new CD of contemporary solo violin pieces, you might be incredulous that only two of the nine works include computer-realized sounds, so varied and strange are the colors drawn from the instrument.” – Seattle Weekly

“The recorded sound on this disc is precise and pristine... much is revealed... The steadily evolving drones of Scelsi’s L’âme ouverte issue an invitation to bathe in the resonant overtones generated as the violinist, playing scordatura, touches subtle deviations of pitch across different strings... Lachenmann’s Toccatina... similarly opens up hitherto hidden sides of the violin, as [does]... Xenakis’s Mikka... The Suzuki and Alcorn pieces exploit electronics resourcefully... Loevendie’s Dance is a spunky encore delivered with the devil-may-care attitude Rynes exhibits throughout.” – The Strad

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