Ethan Marks will be premiering my newest composition, "Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet" for Trumpet and Computer on September 1st and 2nd at Highways Performance Space as a part of their Solo Dolo series. The show also features artists Barry Brannum, Alex Floyd, Lulu Obermayer, Sculptural Sound Ensemble – featuring Roksana Zeinapur, and Pallavi Sriram, in collaboration with Sid Sriram.
Tickets and more information: https://highwaysperformance.org/event/solo-dolo-7/2017-09-01/
Some more information on the piece:
Ethan Marks performs Thomas Sturm’s “Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet,” a “Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet” is a performance-art work for solo trumpet and computer that explores the materialization of sound and its treatment as a plastic medium. Marks becomes phonograph as a speaker attached to the bell of his trumpet sends historic recordings of the instrument into his mouth, which he then manipulates with subtle (and not so subtle) changes in mouth shape and valve positions. The recordings are a plundered collage of trumpet repertoire, pieces of music significant to Marks’s relationship with the trumpet and his musical development.