Dystopia - Tom Schipper
for 8 trombones: 2 alto, 4 tenor, 2 bass
Dystopia - Tom Schipper (winner of the audience AND juryprize of the Slide Factory Composition Competition 2013)
composer's description about the work:
We live in a world where people get busier and busier each and every day. We rush from one place to the next in order to fulfill the expectations of an ever growing pile of appointments. At the same time, the introduction of so-called “smart”phones initiated a vast grow of social contacts. Well, this is what we like to believe. The fact is that we are now so attached to our phones in order to stay in touch with people that we turn our attention away from the people we’re actually with to make appointments with others in order to hook up again. Such a shame though that we repeat this progress during the following meeting with the person you just wanted to hook up with..
“Dystopia” is an observation on these aspects of society, where our lives get busier and more asocial, and we keep doing this each and every single day, as if we were looping the same day over and over again..