Driving in the Air

Trumpet, bassoon, Tenor Sax

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2012

Driving in the Air brings together an odd combination of musical elements (and instruments!) to paint a picture of flying cars on a busy airborne highway made of light. The opening undulating gesture on one pitch represents the throbbing, humming energy of the glowing highway as the car gathers speed for lift-off. The catchy rhythms and melodic figures in this fun piece evoke the frenzied nerves of high-speed traffic mixed with the euphoric freedom of flight.

For trumpet, tenor sax, and bassoon.

Performance by Eclipse Wind Trio at the Ravinia Festival as part of the 2012 Fresh Inc Festival. 

Cover art by James Hohenstein