was written for The Triton Brass Quintet in collaboration with Composers in Red Sneakers. The piece has nothing to do with a fugue in it its musical connotation, but rather the abnormal psychological condition, fugue state: a state of mind characterized by the abandonment of identity and personality. The music conveys this occurrence through rapid alternation of each performers’ composed character, which cycles quickly through a set sequence, then focuses on each character in order. With regards to the overall musical form, the end result is a ritornello form incorporating a recurring series of musical ideas. Basically, musical hot-potato.
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