Down to Brass Tacks

For Brass Quintet

 

It’s an important fact that excellent musicians are inspiring composers to write new music for them. Stockholm Chamber Brass is thus one of the reasons to the piece “(Down to) Brass Tacks” (1995).

Musically – and on stage – a little drama is going on in Brass Tacks. A struggle between individual and group, between independance and coordination, between polyphony and homophony…

The quintet is forming a pentagon on stage, and the direction of sound is exactly prescribed.

Brass Tacks is a chamber piece with much energy and humour!