ABOUT THIS WORK
Incantations is a four-movement work for trumpet and piano, commissioned and premiered by Ashley Hedlund. The individual movements are meditations on a singular thought, and are meant to be repeated as many times as the performer desires, therefore performance length will vary based on the duo's preference. Ideally the works are also presented with the thoughtfulness of meditation: lights are asked to be dimmed, and the formalities often encompassing art music to be released. If possible, the work would be presented in an installation space where the audience can engage with the performance as they desire. Movements can be presented out of order, as the duo wishes.