I am fascinated by the physical side of instrument-playing, by how the body incorporates this extra organ. What the music does with the body of the soloist. There is a clear distinction here between to ways of handling the instrument. The third violinist who comes in later in many ways merges the two styles.
I also have a definite preference for one of the ways, though all three violinists are marvellous: Tafalmusik’s Music Director Jeanne Lamon, and the two Tafel violinists, Julia Wedman and Geneviève Gilardeau. This clip is from the Galileo Project concert, the DVD of which I must get hold of as soon as it’s released this year.
And nice to know one’s not alone in one’s peculiar interests: a Belgian visual/media artist Manon DeBoer dealt with the instrument-playing, sound and time perception during playing in several of her videos, for instance in Robert, June 1996-Robert September 2007 (’96-o7), in Presto, Perfect Sound (2006), Two times 4’33” (2008) etc. More information here and some of the stills here.