16 Nov 2020
TROMP 2020 Competition Semi Finals

TROMP 2020 Competition Semi Finals


The remaining participants premiere a new compulsory work for solo percussion commissioned by TROMP. This ​​​​​​year Kieran Brunt, composer-in-residence of the Muziekgebouw, composed the piece for the semi finals. 
Follow the semi final via the livestream on the TROMP website.


​Composer Kieran Brunt is a rising star. Early this year he was appointed as composer-in-residence of the Muziekgebouw. He landed a commission for the music for a BBC radio documentary about the rise in sea levels. He is founder, composer and singing member of the vocal ensemble Shards. For Cold Tingle of Infinity, the piece that semi-finalists have to perform, he has recorded three soundtracks that the candidates have to play in prescribed places to accompany their performance.

Cold Tingle of Infinity is meant for a competition, so it will have to be technically challenging to compare the players' musical mastery. But it must also be playable, and they must be able to enjoy playing, so I have tried to juggle the two. The space and sparseness in the music and the fact that there are a set of possibilities for using mallets, pose limitations for me as a composer that I really like. I wonder what the effect will be of the different engines of the instruments, and the interferences evoked by the overtones. These can also differ per instrument, so I’m sure it will be great to see what each player does with it.

Attending the competition

Tickets for the Finale, which takes place in the main hall, are available at the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven Ticket Office.



TROMP 2020 Competition Semi Finals

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