under; elsewhere (2020)

Commission: Stephen Altoft

Instrumentation: 4-valve quartertonal trumpet in C

Duration: 8 minutes

Program Information: 
The ‘After Times’ – a new reality. Time passes weirdly here. Distances are strange. Gravity is different. Prepositions no longer make sense. Up is down is left is right, inside is outside, and is under and over. The after times – an Escher-esque existence.

Otiose: producing no result or effect
Outraged: angered at something unjust or wrong
Overcritical: inclined to judge too severely
Overwrought: deeply agitated especially from emotion
Outmoded: old-fashioned
Officious: intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
Overmodest: shy especially in a playful or provocative way
Odious: unequivocally detestable