A Divisive Dichotomy - trombone

commissioned by Jonathan Allen

word premiere Eastern Trombone Workshop, 2012

 

This piece received its premiere at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in 2012, which is held annually just across the Potomac from this nation's Capital. Inspired by the location of the event, I wrote this piece with two opposing ideas in mind. One might be considered more conservative and the other more liberal. It may also be heard as a hat-tip to the popularity of dub step at the time.