Broken Bone(s) for solo trombone and Max/MSP was composed for Austin based trombonist and new music specialist, Steven Parker. The electroacoustic materials were derived in part from recordings of the Lakeway Elementary School girls chorus singing a familiar schoolyard song. But the words turn from taunting to troubling. (As a father of four girls, dark fears lurked as they grew up to face a potentially dangerous world.) The trombone part shifts from menacing to nearly cheerful and back throughout the course of the piece engaging from time to time directly with the chorus materials.
Premiere: EARS Concert, UT Austin. December, 2010.