"Rouse" for trombone, trombonist and electronics

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


(Programme note) Rouse is about the body and the question: just who or what is the trombonist? In five linked sections - Dream, Deep Sleep, Half World, Snooze, Rouse - the piece follows an imagined process of "waking up". In oscillations and lapses, it moves from the disembodied and virtual to the physical and acoustic. The core material consists of pulses, flows and interference set against things that are more obviously brassy. The title comes from the bugle call: a signal to wake up and a call back to life. Rouse was written for and is dedicated to Hilary Jeffery.
Translated title of the contributionRouse
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBKA Theater, Berlin
Media of outputScore
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2004
EventHilary Jeffery - BKA Theater, Berlin - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 21 Sept 2004 → …

Bibliographical note

Medium: Printed score, computer software, printed article and demonstration recording on video DVD
Duration: 14-18 minutes
Texts: n/a
Performers: Hilary Jeffery, Neal Farwell
Other: Also performed Bristol 08/12/2004. Studio recording 07/12/2004, currently in editing. Perfomance materials available from Neal Farwell. Technological adaptations described in paper for NIME 2006 conference (See 2006: Adapting the trombone). Toured in US 2013 by Dylan Chmura-Moore.


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