Light Years Away
Instrumentation: Solo and Electronics Instruments: Trombone
with electronics; Light Years Away is a work for solo trombone and fixed media that is the result of my ever-growing desire to expand my compositional horizons. I wrote this work in 2016 during my undergraduate studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. I knew right off the bat that I wanted to write something space themed and I ended up deciding on trying to convey the flood of emotions and adrenaline astronauts probably feel as they blast off from earth in a shuttle. The work revolves around an energetic syncopated quarter note and eighth note motive first stated by the soloist in their first entrance, expanding as the piece progresses, before exploring an exhilarating B section. A brief Cadenza leads into more new material before ending with a thrilling reprise of the original theme.