Music With Airports

trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, and the sounds of an active airfield

8'-18'

 

2021

Commissioned by Classical Music Indy as part of the CMI City Sounds project

QR codes linking to video performance installed at the Indianapolis International Airport

Music with Airports is a process of musical interaction among instrumentalists and the sounds of an active airfield. It has 13 musical modules that can be played in various orders and combinations. The modules reflect sound events recorded on the Indianapolis International Airport airfield, turning plane, wind, and bird sounds into “musicalized” interpretations or responses. Performers choose which modules to play in the moment, in response to the instrumental and airfield sounds they hear. Active listening and responding are thus very important parts of performing this piece.

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performance video with composer interview: