On January 17 and 18, 2013, the Obsidian Brass Quintet will perform my brass quintet, Indefinite Bellows and Certain Murmurs. Also on the program will be 3 other world premieres by RAM composers and the winning score from RAM’s 2012 call for scores, Balsamic Reduction, by PoChun Wang.
Obsidian Brass is a young, emerging group of performers who all met at Northwestern University. Shortly after forming, they garnered the top prize as festival champions of the 2009 International Brass Chamber Music Festival.
While I am a hornist, myself, I rarely write for brass anymore. I’ve found writing for these instruments again to be both exciting and very difficult.
1/17/2013 at 8pm: Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria ($10 table charge)
1/18/2013 at 8pm: Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, in the Village 10014.