Trombone quartet (2014)

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Trombone Quartet (2014)

Alexander Hunter


Trombone Quartet Performance Notes Trombone Quartet was written in Glasgow in January of 2014. The piece can be made to be any length desired by the performers. This piece utilises ‘moment form’, meaning that each ‘moment’ is to be approached individually and separated by a pause. This pause between moments may last anywhere from five to ten seconds, and they need not be of uniform length. The acoustics of the performance space may influence the rate of progression (slower for large halls and quicker for small halls). The length of each moment should be at least five seconds and no more than fifteen, and again, need not be of consistent length. The ensemble may perform any number of moments in any order. Moments may be repeated (not necessarily consecutively) up to five times in performance. The spatial relationships between parts within moments are intended to be relative, but simultaneities should be observed accurately. All of this may be either improvised during performance, worked out beforehand or any combination of the two. All vibrato is to be avoided. All dynamics should be very quiet. Emphasis should be on creating a coherent ensemble sound with all parts equal. Performers may arrange themselves anywhere in the performance space so long as each can see and hear every other. Preference should be given to close proximity to the audience. Sounds indicated using triangular noteheads should be produced with the tongue touching the bottom teeth. Where a mute is indicated any mute may be used. A. T. Hunter 18/01/14


Trombone Quartet A T Hunter

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