Mahdoom : trombone solo
by Katia Tiutiunnik (1998)
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Chamber concert : Musica Nova, Sofia 2000, 8th International Festival of Contemporary Music (includes Mahdoom, by Katia Tiutiunnik).
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The title Mahdoom is an Arabic passive participle which signifies the state of being "destroyed", "demolished" and "razed to the ground". The symbolic dimension of Mahdoom is inspired my vision of "an angel of death", standing alone in a landscape of apocalyptic devastation. I believe this image to be an apt metaphor for the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual destruction of the lives of children as a direct result of terror, in all its forms.
Duration: 9 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to the children of Iraq
First performance: by Phil Stuckey — 26 Oct 98. Llewellyn Hall, School of Music, Canberra
The composer notes the following styles, genres, subjects etc associated with this work:
Arab music, US foreign policy in Iraq, Arabic language, the music of Franco Donatoni.
Article: "Mahdoom" for trombone solo: for the children of Iraq
by Katia Tiutiunnik
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series VIII: Art • Sport • Vol. 4 (53) No. 1 - 2011
Performances of this work
20 Mar 2013: at Confluences: Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks with UiTM Faculty of Music Students (INTEC Hall (International Education College, Seksyen)). Featuring Borealis Brass.
18 Mar 13: Lecture Room, at Borealis Brass’ Composition Seminar, “The Role of Music in Conflict Resolution”, Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. . Featuring James Bicigo.
9 Jun 12: Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, as part of the International Women’s Brass Conference 2012. . Featuring James Bicigo.
2 Apr 10: Recital Hall, Music Department of the University of Eastern Washington at Cheney, USA.. Featuring James Bicigo.
5 Feb 10: Charles Davis Hall of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, as part of the Fairbanks New Music Festival. Featuring James Bicigo.
7 Dec 2009: at Katia Tiutiunnik and International Contemporary Composers (St Andrew's Cathedral). Featuring Borealis Brass.
4 Dec 09: St.Bernard's Catholic Church in Batehaven, NSW, Australia, during the PerFex-sponsored concert of the “Borealis in Australis” tour of Borealis Brass. Featuring James Bicigo.
3 Dec 09: “Borealis in Australis” tour of Borealis Brass, Batemans Bay Campus of the University of Wollongong, NSW. Featuring James Bicigo.
31 Oct 05: Symphony Space, as part of a concert of Australian compositions, entitled “The Australians” sponsored by the Australian Consulate General, New York, USA . Featuring Michael Seltzer.
13 Jan 03: University of Hawaii, Hawaii International Conference of the Arts and Humanities, Hawaii, USA. Featuring James Bicigo.
20 Apr 02: Bard College, Union Theological Seminary, Broadway, New York City, USA, at the “International Conference for Conflict Resolution”, as part of his presentation, “The Composer and Performer as a Vehicle of Cultural Outreach and Understanding”.. Featuring James Bicigo.
12 Oct 00: Davis Concert Hall, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Featuring James Bicigo.
16 Jun 00: Concert Studio of the Bulgarian National Radio, Musica Nova Festival, Sofia, (ISCM, Bulgarian section) . Featuring Ivailo Khristov.
15 Sep 99: Recital Hall of the School of Music, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Featuring Thomas Burge.
26 Oct 98: Llewellyn Hall, School of Music, Canberra. Featuring Phil Stuckey.
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