instrumentation: trombone with practice/“silent” mute
details: 8 pages, including performance instructions; A3 portrait
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.
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.