trumpet - 7 min.

Program Notes:

Blue Sky Catastrophe was written for and recorded by the International Contemporary Ensemble's Peter Evans as part of a residency at UCSD. This piece explores the relatively new terrain of brass multiphonics (split tones), juxtaposed against the lyrical and martial traditions of trumpet playing.

Performance History

Recording: January 18, 2011

International Contemporary Ensemble 2011 CalIt2 Residency

Studio A, University of California, San Diego

Peter Evans, trumpet

World Premiere: March 5, 2015

Northern Arizona University Guest Artist Series, Flagstaff, AZ

Sam Wells, trumpet

West Coast Premiere: March 8, 2015

Sam Wells presents works for Trumpet and Electronics

Sam Wells, trumpet

East Coast Premiere: June 7, 2015

June in Buffalo Festival and Conference

Sam Wells, trumpet