Bass Trombone, Piano, and Dance
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.
“Choi is a prolific and industrious composer who is serious about both her artistic and pedagogical work—her collaborative projects with performers and other artists and her dedication to students are exemplary.”
-Joseph Paul Klein
“Da Jeong Choi has a unique compositional voice.”
“Dr. Choi’s music has entranced and challenged the audience.”
“Dr. Choi has both the knowledge and understanding of her craft and the appropriate attitude towards performers that helps to produce an enjoyable experience for all concerned.”
“Choi is definitely one of a kind, a unique talent, blending the best of east and west, contemporary and classical, and brining these diverse heritages into exciting musical compositions.”
-Andrew B. Harris
“The way she blends Asian elements and jazz elements is innovative. Her ability to express ideas into music and skill of composition is extraordinary. This piece represents her astonishing ability. I believe that she can compose great music to the world.”