Liquid Metal - 1997
7 Tenor Trombones, 3 Bass Trombones
Premiere: February 23, 1997, Music Gallery, Toronto/Ontario, Richard Mascall - Conductor, Slide Rule Trombone Ensemble
Having returned to Toronto after finishing my degree at Eastman, I decided to put on a recital of my compositions (with composer Richard Mascall). Also wanting to meet trombone players, I decided to compose a trombone ensemble work, and invite players whom I didn't know - Liquid Metal was that piece.
The music is a based upon a simple hexachord that is continuously modulating through the cycle of 5ths. Slow glissandos litter throughout, giving the texture a liquid like quality.
This work was recorded by Neal Bennett playing all the parts himself. Recording can be purchased, and sample heard here: http://www.trombonesoloist.com/#!new-cd-ziggurat/c1cwn