Electro-Brass Recording now available: Electronic music meets Brass Music

by caro on December 2, 2014 · 0 comments

We have now completed the recording, mixing and mastering of a new piece of creative music that myself and Eve Harrison (Manchester based trumpeter, classical composer) produced and performed for Durham Brass Festival 2014.

Electro-Brass was a commission by Durham Brass Festival through their Brass:Pitch commission series which looks at fresh perspectives on Brass Music. Given my love of playing with found sounds, I was particularly interested in recording the non-musical sounds of a brass instrument – such as the valve actions and the nice pings the instruments make – and then using them as a palette for electronic music textures, drums and percussion.

The brass elements are played by a brass trio Eve Harrison on trumpet, Helen Beauchamp on French horn and Matt Krening on Euphonium. The aim to take the listener on a journey from the non-musical inner mechanical sounds of the brass instruments through pure, lyrical brass melodies and harmonies culminating in uplifting, beat-led electronic music and brass fanfare (of sorts!).

For more info see the Electro-Brass page on the Durham Brass Festival 2014 site.

Hope you enjoy the ride!

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