Joe Marsala, trombone
Working on this piece has been a great challenge for me. Being that my part is a mix of both bass and tenor trombone, it requires me to go to the limits of my range frequently. At first I was quite intimidated by the difficulty of this piece. Having worked on it for the past few weeks, I now find it to be a very interesting and rewarding piece to perform well. While the audience may find it to be "weird" or may think that it doesn't sound like music, I have found that this is one of the most musical pieces I have ever performed. It significantly stresses musicianship, technique, and ensemble skills, all of which are essential elements for a musically successful performance.