Anxiety (version for violin and electronics)

for violin and electronics (2021)

Performance Score

This piece includes an electronic part. Contact to obtain the electronic part after purchasing the sheet music.

by Leanna Primiani


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7 min


May 5, 2021
Camille Cadwell, violin
Leanna Primiani, electronics
Live Webcast
1:2:1 Intensive


violin, electronics

Program Notes

This piece was written as a visceral confrontation between the internal and external world during COVID. The inner world is represented by the fierce lyricism of the cello which invokes tropes of solitude, isolation and rumination; meanwhile, the electronics represent an outer world that entails massive strife. The cello and electronics interface, but one is left with an unmistakable sense of anxiety, as suggested by the title. While the cello part is marked in common time, the cello part itself is written to suggest timelessness. Time weighs heavily in times of great conflict and this piece—sometimes in the syzygy between the two worlds, and sometimes through the stark differences between the two worlds—conveys exactly that.

— Leanna Primiani

Watch the video of the world premiere performance.