FOR F HORN & FIXED MEDIA
2021 | 5'45" | Med-Advanced
French Horn / Fixed Media
Peter Bement, Horn
This piece was commissioned by my wonderful friend, Peter Bement. Not only is he an amazing horn player and soon-to-be wind band conductor, Peter also happens to be a very avid fan of space, space travel, and the greater beyond.
In our first meeting about this work, Peter and I had settled upon the phrase, “The gravity that pulls us towards tomorrow.” In spirit of combining Peter’s interests and celebrating his accomplishments and transition to a new and exciting branch of his career, I combined the sounds of the sun’s gravity and the radio emissions of Saturn’s rings from several NASA catalogues with electronically augmented horn samples.
What eventually came forth was a sort of fanfare, covered in a dark ichor of anxiety but yet still pulled forward by unseen but heavily felt forces, punctuating both and ending and new beginning.
With much love,
Premier - May 14, 2021 at the California State Fullerton, School of Music Recital Hall