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Kriy (2014-2015)

For Guitar

By Julian Bertino
(b. 1991)

Harmonics are generally notated at pitch. In case of discrepancy, follow the string number and fret number
indication instead.
The material is intended to be improvisatory and free, so the rhythms and dynamics in the score are intended
to be interpreted with a large amount of artistic license. Improvisation is encouraged.
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Julian Bertino was born in a small town in Ontario. He has studied guitar with Philip Candelaria, Denis
Donegani, Dr. Matthew Gould (of Duo46), Louis Trepanier, and composition with Dr. John Gordon
Armstrong. He has performed in masterclasses, competitions and festivals, including performances for
Johannes Mller, Marcin Dylla, Adam Holzman, Patrick Roux, Matteo Mela and others.
His music is diversely inspired, having performed in Rock, Metal, Jazz, Classical Guitar/Choral ensembles,
and as an electronic music producer and DJ. He is currently dedicated to the realization of Zen teachings in
music.
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Kriy is a Sanskrit word meaning "to do, make, perform, accomplish, cause, effect, prepare, undertake
toward something specific. We often live our lives hiding from ourselves, usually because of an artificial sense
of fear, embarassment, shame or guilt that we may have acquired because of social pressures. This is why we
many people have a "mid-life crisis" and suddenly change the way they have lived their lives into how they
wished to live all along.
This piece represents the unraveling of a previously held ideal into one which is synchronous with the world
around us, progressing through the difficulties and cognitive dissonances which occur when we change our
lives to find happiness.
Kriya began originally as a tremolo etude on the 2nd and 3rd strings, but quickly evolved into a musical
composition. Practicing Tremolo on strings other than the first develops control and discipline in the right
hand, which was my original intention in writing it- but I felt as if the material that was generated required
more and more variation and contrast- and quite quickly I realized that I had to complete it with the intention
of performing it as a piece of music rather than simply a technical exercise.
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Kriy was originally written for 6-string guitar and was later rewritten for 10-string guitar.

To Franck, who taught me how to live with intention

Kriy (2015)

For 6-String Guitar (10-String Version also available)

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c. 6-7 minutes