what you see, is it for two trombones is the latest in Manuela Meier's compositional work that is
"exploring the ramifications of the idea that the relationship of sounds within a piece can function analogous to organisms in an environment, with the ability to adapt and evolve." (from: Manuela Meier, program notes for premiere of what you see, is it, October 2016)
Conceptually closely related to the string quartet if only it were not bound to in taking an environmental approach to the continuously adapting and evolving sonic relationships within the piece, this work is also exploring borderline areas of sound, zones of fragility and the (im)possible.
Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki, premiere of "what you see, is it", Oct. 2016
photograph by Manuela Meier
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