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Play an excerpt from about one minute into Wintermute.

Play an excerpt from the end of Wintermute.
Both of these recordings are by Andrew Glendening, trombone.










Composer: Bruce Hamilton
Instrumentation: Trombone and Tape
Year Composed: 1995
Duration: 9 minutes, 25 seconds
Cost: Purchase: $45.00
Representative Performances:
  • New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (October 1996)
  • Midwest Composersí Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (November 1995)
  • SCI Region V Conference, Athens, OH (October 1995)
  • additional university performances at University of California - Berkeley, Morehead State University, University of North Texas, University of Louisville, and the University of Evansville.

This piece can be heard on the CD Pathways (performed by Andrew Glendening), available from Amazon.

Program Notes:

Wintermute (for solo trombone and tape) was commissioned by Andrew Glendening and Morehead State University in 1994. The tape part was created at the Indiana University Center for Electronic and Computer Music (CECM) using the Kurzweil K2000 sampler and Performer sequencing software. The sound sources are numerous: samples of percussion, guitars, keyboards, voices, and orchestral instruments are used freely throughout the piece. In this sense, the work is essentially chamber music, but realized within a different sonic context. The heavy use of electric guitars and drums betrays a rock n roll aesthetic----a natural consequence of my background, my image of the trombone, and Glendening s request for "aggressive" music. Wintermute was premiered by Andrew Glendening in March of 1995 at Morehead State University.

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