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Scape)d

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Scape)d was inspired by an artwork by my nine-year old son featured above, composed for Dirk Amrein. The piece will premiere on October 22, 2014 in Basel, Switzerland.

Scape: (verb) short for escapen, eluding. Scape: (noun) a view or picture of a scene – usually used in landscape.

There are three distinct lines embedded in the melodic material. Like Flone, Scape)d divides the melodic material through counterpoint. While the trombone is primarily a melodic instrument, I treat it polyphonically, allowing multiple lines to emerge through contrasting timbres. The contour unfolds through the interval relationships, as well as the timbral shifts.

Duration: 3 minutes.