EGO (2008) for Bass Trombone, Piano, and Dance for Jeremiah William Stones was written on the basis of a prose “EGO” by Da Jeong Choi.The form of the music, which is in three sections, follows the structure of the poem. Whereas the second section contains Jazz elements, the first section and the third section are constructed out of pointilistic figures andpitch materials derived from the names Arnold Schoenberg (A-D-S-C-B-Bb-E-G) and Alban Berg (A-Bb-A-Bb-E-G ); these motives also appear in Alban Berg‘s Kammerkonzert.

Instrumentation: Bass Trombone, Piano, and Dance

Duration: 7 min

Premiere: Jeremiah William Stones (Bass Trombone), Natasha Sukhina (Piano), and Anna Olvera (Choreography and Dance) at Spectrum Concert, Recital Hall, UNT, Denton, TX, USA on April 26, 2010 8:00 p.m.