Instrumentation: trumpet, trombone, piano and percussion
Details: This work was commissioned by trumpet player Brian Chin and premiered in Seattle in 2006. The work is inspired by a contemplation of different types of listening. The broad and evolution of sound in this composition is intended to present a space in which the listener can contemplate the subtle shifts in the sounds that are presented. In removing the high energy drive of rapidly shifting sounds, the listener is free to contemplate and connect the various sound events that occur into a fabric derived from his or her own relationship to the sounds. This space allows the listener to think about the sounds as well as the type of listening that is occurring.