There are endeavors in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. - Herman Melville
Music of the Month
For Trumpet Player
From The For/With Festival!
The For/With Festival occurred in three iterations, from 2017-2019, at Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room space. Initially conceived as a commissioning series, the concerts were an outlet for Nate Wooley’s project of commissioning, performing, and documenting pieces for solo trumpet by composers that may not have seen the instrument as a viable or interesting outlet for their musical voices. The first festival, in 2017, included solo premieres of works by Christian Wolff (TTE003) and Michael Pisaro-Liu (stem-flower-root TTE002), as well as works by Ash Fure and Annea Lockwood. In 2018, the premieres consisted of works made in direct collaboration with Wadada Leo Smith (Red Autumn Gold upcoming release TBA) and Annea Lockwood (Becoming Air 2021 release on Black Truffle Records) as well as ensemble works by Annea Lockwood, Ash Fure, and Catherine Lamb. 2019, the last year of the For/With Festival included premieres of work for trumpet by Sarah Hennies (monologue TBA) and Eva-Maria Houben (chanting ballads TBA) as well as works by Katherine Young and Ryoko Akama. Although the festival had reached its end before the COVID quarantine, work continues on new commissions by Martin Arnold and Magnus Granberg in hopes of creating an alternate literature for the future of solo trumpet