songs only as sad as their listener

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Description

instrumentation: trombone with practice/silent mute
date: 2006
duration: 13’00
details: 8 pages, including performance instructions; A3 portrait

Programme Note

For David, Elizabeth, Evan, Jonathon, Jonathan, Nick, and Trevor, without whom the work would not exist.  The title is borrowed from Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, a book I love.

Discography

Recorded for NEOS.

Sound Sample

Ben Marks, trombone

Weston Olencki, trombone: https://soundcloud.com/wolencki/aaron-cassidy-songs-only-as-sad-as-their-listener-2006

Benjamin Marks, trombone (ELISION). Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas, October 24, 2017. (Performed as a set with Because they mark the zone where the force is in the process of striking.)

Weston Olencki, trombone (Fonema Consort). Canvas Theater, Chicago, Illinois. November 21, 2014.

David Roode, trombone. London Contemporary Music Festival, UK. August 2, 2013.

szene instrumental. Ljubljana Radio-Station, Slovenia.  February 6, 2013.

szene instrumental. Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria.  November 29, 2012.

William Lang, trombone.  I-beam, Brooklyn, New York.  October 20, 2012.

Portrait Concert, ELISION Ensemble. ABC Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane, Australia. July 27, 2008. Broadcast on ABC Classic FM. Ben Marks, trombone.