“Brass” Quentin Tschofen-composer

New School Jazz student Quentin Tschofen composed this brass quintet for the grand opening of the New School University Center Jan 23, 2014. it is performed by students of the Mannes College The New School for Music.

Brass is a composition in three sections that was written for the opening of Kerrey Hall.The first section symbolizes the construction of the building. One motive is explored here, slowly building up until it is finally heard as a fanfare in its completion: the completion of Kerrey Hall. The second section explores the concept of movement within the building, fragmenting the original theme and moving through the instruments. The third and final section is analogous to a benediction. Here, a condensed version of the initial harmonic language is featured, which finally evolves into the main theme and ultimately ends the composition.

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