Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba
For Tuba Quartet (EETT) or four Euphonium
A somewhat whimsical and cartoonish piece, "Goldberg's Machine" is a very challenging piece for low brass quartet, with probably more constant meter changes than anything else I've written before. The title comes from the famed cartoon machines by artist Rube Goldberg. Constantly moving in new directions, complicated almost beyond comprehension, one wonders, 'But what does it do?' Written for North Texas Euphonium Quartet.
BEN MCMILLAN (b. 1984) holds a degree in music composition from Tennessee Tech University. His music has been performed internationally by leading artists, including Steven Mead, Sergio Carolino, Spanish Brass, Eufonix Quartet, North Texas Euphonium Quartet, and the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. He has had performances at major music venues and conferences including the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference and regional conferences, the Tennessee Music Educators Conference, the US Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Workshop, and Carnegie Hall. He currently resides in northern California.
As a former euphoniumist, Ben was principle soloist with the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble on numerous tours and performances, and recorded several albums with the group. While living in the Midwest, Ben performed on baritone and tenor horn with the award-winning Fountain City Brass Band, based in Kansas City.
Ben studied composition with professors Dr. Greg Danner and James Barnes.
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