I don\'t have a web site, or I\'d just post the music and get a direct answer. Instead I\'ll have to describe the articulation and you can tell me what it is.
I heard it in the score for Pleasantville (Randy Newman). At one point there is a cello solo. The best way to describe his playing is \"with desperation\". The music is very soft, and the melody is at the high-end of the cello\'s range. The musician is forcing this melody out in direct contrast to the soft bed underneath it. At first I actually thought it might be a tremelo because a lot of the bow sound comes out, but I soon realized that it was the timbre that was in great movement. The musician was playing with a lot of vibrato. It might be that it was just heavy vibrato that sounded surreal because it was at the high-end of the cello\'s range, but there was definitely something more to it than just vibrato. I went through all the GOS cello articulations but didn\'t come across anything that sounded that desperate. I think I heard the same type of articulations in The Red Violin.