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M.I.X.

Tenor Trombone and

Hand drum

M.I.X.

(2020)

Instrumentation:

Tenor Trombone

Hand drum

Duration:

ca" 8:45

Performer(s):

Erich Corfman, Trombone

KiMani Bridges, Hand drum

M.I.X. (2020) is a solo that presents you with three dances of different moods. Each with

their own mood and feel. The first dance, M, represents actual movement. The feel of M is dark and weighted but also has this freedom and flow to it. The second dance, I (Image),

has an uplifting, syncopated feel to it. The last dance, X, is more of an expressive

vocalization. It's very lyrical and has a touch of sweetness. A main feature of the piece is using the trombone as a percussive instrument: flicking the rim of the horn, smacking the mouthpiece, slap tongue, and buzzing. The use of the hand drum* also adds to this effect.

The piece also uses the extended technique of singing n playing and microtones. 

*option: use of kick drum

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