Date of composition: June 2016
Instrumentation: Trombone and live electronics
Duration: 12-14 minutes
This version of John Cage’s Solo for Sliding Trombone (1957-58) was written in collaboration with Matthew Gee.
Performed in June 2016 by Matthew Gee at the Juilliard School in New York as part of the International Trombone Festival 2016.
This is a reworking of John Cage’s Solo for Sliding Trombone (1957-58) made in collaboration with Matthew Gee with the intention of updating Cage’s earlier work to include electronics. The electronics part maintains some of the chance procedures at play in the Cage’s original piece by selecting pre-prepared samples and exposing the live performance to a variety of processes with random procedures built in.
Performance & Electronics Requirements
Equipment required to perform this piece is as follows:
- A computer running MaxMSP
- An audio interface with a minimum of 1 input and 2 outputs
- A single microphone (e.g., AKG414 or SM57)
- A stereo pair of speakers