Twin Colors for Two Similar Instruments

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Twin Colors for Two Similar InstrumentsBenjamin Jones and Daniel Venglar, trumpets
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Twin Colors for Two Similar Instruments is the first piece I composed using nonstandard notation after hearing a lecture from acclaimed American experimentalist Christian Wolff. Two instruments play this piece; the only stipulation is that they are similar to each other in how they produce sound. The score is a series of colors, shapes, and lines that direct the two players very minimally: explicitly, the score shows when to come together, when to drift apart, and that over time new ideas must come into play. Other than that, the performers are entirely free to decide how everything manifests. 

Twin Colors for Two Similar Instruments - Trombone and SaxophoneSUNY Fredonia Sightreading Ensemble
00:00 / 03:34
Twin Colors for Two Similar Instruments - Clarinet and ViolaSUNY Fredonia Sightreading Ensemble
00:00 / 02:05

Performance History

Premiere: New England Conservatory 2018/2019 Tuesday Night New Music - December 11, 2018

Performance: Daniel Venglar Elective Recital of New Works for Trumpet - November 14, 2019

Reading: State University of New York Sightreading Ensemble New Music Nights - February 2, 2020

      - read twice, once for Tenor Saxophone and Trombone, once for Clarinet and Viola

Instrumentation

2 Similar Instruments

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