Instrumentation: Double bell bass trombone, percussion
Duration: 5 minutes
Dedicated to Ossicle Duo

Call to arms (Bragg) excerpt

Programme note
Call to arms is the second movement to the larger work Displaced bodies, weapons of action. 

Well into the 21st century and within the Anthropocene, it seems the displacement of people, culture, and lives go unabated. War, totalitarianism, modern-day imperialism, and extreme wealth disparity continue to wreck unfathomable horror on so many, while our entire species face a mass displacement at the hands of a dramatically shifting climate. Our lives, our very bodies, become weapons for action and change. In four movements, this work progresses from the absurdity of opera, to the desperate call to arms, from escalation, to an uncertain but hopeful afterness.

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