Cookie Cutter

Trumpet in Bb, trombone and electronics

2018

4'00

Cookie Cutter is short piece in two sections; after a calm electronic texture is explored, similar melodic themes become complex, lively and rhythmic over constantly expanding chords in contrary motion.

The intention behind composing this piece was to facilitate a more natural relationship between the performers and the electronic accompaniment by allowing them to trigger pre-recorded sounds in their own time, as opposed to following the rigid timing of a click-track. Ultimately this gives the performers more freedom to perform expressively and impromptu alongside the electronics, as if the electronics were a third member of the ensemble.

Recorded for online release and premiered in 2018 by Alfie Carslake (trumpet) and Amy McCarthy (trombone).

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