Compression (2017)

tenor trombone •10 minutes

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Commissioned by Matt Barbier and William Lang 

First performances: 18 October 2017, Cal Arts, Los Angeles, CA: Matt Barbier
19 December 2017, iBeam, Brooklyn, NY: William Lang

for solo trombone. world premiere Performed 10/18/2017 at CalArts in the Wild Beast Concert Hall
Filmed live 4 April 2018 at Spectrum, Brooklyn NY. Videography by Cutting Bird. Compression references compressive and positional asphyxia, particularly as a result of police brutality.