solo amplified trumpet – ca. 9′

efflux (#1) explores the athleticism of music performance as well as the expression of exhilaration and banality through repetition and rehearsal. The player is asked to perform all gestures as fast as possible, or even “faster than possible,” to flatten virtuosity and provoke improvised “shortcuts” through the material, prioritizing speed over accuracy.

(recording) performed by by Toshi Chun