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ARTIST
TITLE
Trombone & Piano
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MDG 6131510CD MDG 6131510CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/4/2008

Performed by Mike Svobda (trombone) and Steffen Schleiermacher (piano). "The entirety of music for the trombone by maverick composer John Cage is on this one CD. Michael Svoboda was born 1960 on the island of Guam and grew up in Chicago. After winning several prizes (BMI Award to young composers 1982), he came to Europe. He has collaborated with Karlheinz Stockhausen, performing the role of Luzlfer as trombone soloist in Stockhausen's opera cycle Licht, and in many more works by that composer. Svoboda performs regularly at major festivals throughout the world and as soloist with major European orchestras. In addition, he performs his own works and plays in various jazz settings. He collaborated with Frank Zappa on a project with Ensemble Modern on Zappa's Yellow Shark project. For nearly 20 years, Mike Svoboda has committed himself to expanding his instrument's repertoire and has premiered over 300 works for trombone in various settings from composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Sandeep Baghwatl, Toshio Howokawa, Martin Smolka, Peter Eotvos and Helmut Lachenmann."