Eight Dudes for solo trumpet (playing 5 different instruments) was selected for Festival Contrasti, and will receive its European premiere on Saturday February 2 in Tento, Italy.
Eight Dudes is a series of virtuosic études for trumpet(s), but the eight movements are also humorous characters - “dudes”, if you will. The trumpet soloist is asked to play five instruments (B-flat trumpet, B-flat cornet, B-flat flugelhorn and B-flat piccolo trumpet, E-flat trumpet) and is often at odds with themselves. The piece was originally premiered by Russell Whitehead in 2005 at the University of Alberta.
You can read the program notes, listen to excerpts, and peruse the score HERE.
MotoContrario is proud to present the program for the 6th edition of the Festival Contrasti: from February 2nd to March 16th 2019, three weekends of meetings and concerts between Trento and Rovereto (Fondazione Caritro Halls):
– 9 concerts and 6 meetings with composers and performers
– 4 guest ensembles: Windkraft (Alto Adige), Ned ensemble (Desenzano), XYQuartet (Treviso), Suono Giallo (Città di Castello)
– 3 concerts of MotoContrario ensemble
– almost 30 performers involved in the festival
– more than 50 pieces of composers from all over the world (with world, European or Italian premieres)