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.