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ANTHONY BOORER: ENTROPY


(c) Anthony Boorer

“Entropy had a poietic conception through studying the work of Francis Dhomont, specifically Chiaroscuro (1961) and listening to Luc Ferrari. It is a fixed media piece for solo electro-acoustic trombone and computer, where the trombonist performs improvisatory and composed passages offstage (depending on the venue) to music concréte – recorded accompaniment. The diffusion score shown above follows the mimetic parameters of the work via exaggerated features that are graphically represented along a continuum spanning attenuated sounds to amplified characteristics.”

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Anthony Boorer initially studied trombone performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before freelancing with some of the UK’s finest symphony orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Philarmonic Orchestras. In 2003, he accepted the position of principal trombone of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa where he worked up until January 2012. It was on his return that Anthony became interested in electroacoustic composition, gaining a research Masters Degree from Keele University in 2014. He is now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hull where he is researching the manipulation of extended trombone technique through electroacoustic instrument augmentation. soundcloud.com/tboorer