6 Fragments for 4 Trombones

2004 12 minutes
4 trombones

In June 2003 I heard a new work by Rudolf Kelterborn in which longish movements were separated by short and often sparsely orchestrated fragments. What stayed with me in the end were these fragments and so came the idea for this suite. Apart from the song like second movement (“Goal Bird” — poem by Michael Harlow) and the clock like 3rd movement the pieces are abstract but try to use typical trombone sounds with glissandi, big dynamic changes and plunger mutes.