"Aura

(*working title) for trumpet and trombone was composed in collaboration with David Aguila and Berk Schneider during the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020-2021. The work explores the similar yet contrasting states of sonic character from the trumpet and trombone in tandem through various explorations of performance techniques. One unique element explored in this work is the ability to generate four-voice chorale-like textures through split-tone and multiphonic techniques. Though the music is not intended to directly emulate the venerable Bach chorale tradition, I do liken this effect to this sacred tradition of chorale, creating a hallowed aura."

Zach Konick