Unsafe Microwave Oven Experiments


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Unsafe Microwave Oven Experiments (2011) for trombone, electric guitar, and computer.

Recorded in REMLABS, Rice University.  Chapman Welch (guitar and electronics), Ben Zilber (trombone).

The piece presents two distinct musical narratives that are expressed concurrently.  When each narrative comes in and out of focus, it has changed as if it has been developed while we could not hear it.  Fully notated sections juxtaposed with controlled improvisations articulate these frenetic, rhythmic sections and static, harmonic landscapes.  The piece was written for and is dedicated to Ben Zilber.