Susanne Hou joins forces with International Bestselling Author Tess Gerritsen in her upcoming novel Playing With Fire. Gerritsen’s latest novel is inspired by and centres around an original composition for violin and piano entitled Incendio, written by the author herself! Susanne has recorded the haunting work to coincide with the release of the novel and has also composed her own cadenzas which are now part of the recording. (Read more from Tess in her BLOG!)
Susanne will be presenting a sneak preview of Incendio In Concert with American pianist Peter Longworth at Mount Royal University in Calgary on October 26th, the evening before the official international release of the book.
Here is a short sample of the music! (It is worth the wait for the track to fully download before playing…)
“Incendio”, Theme Music for Playing with Fire.
Composed by: Tess Gerritsen, cadenza by Yi-Jia Susanne Hou
Violin: Yi-Jia Susanne Hou ***
Piano: Peter Longworth
Recorded August 25, 2015 at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada
Producers: Dennis Patterson and Yi-Jia Susanne Hou
Sound Engineering & Mastering: Dennis Patterson
Developed together with Original Production Music LLP & Upper Street Production Music Ltd, London
*** Recorded on the 1739 Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu ‘Kortschak’ violin, which Susanne endearingly calls “Charlie”.