Colour Wandering


instruments ten brass players

1 picc tr, 2 tr, 1 flhrn 1 cor 3 trb (alto-tenor-bass), euph, tuba.

year of production 2002

duration 9’

first performance
June 29th 2002

Amiralitetskyrkan, Karlskrona

Musicians from BIBA

Anthony Plog, conductor


released on CD "Brass" on the label Malmö Academy of Music MMHCD 2010
performed by Aero Ensemble and Håkan Hardenberger, leader.

listen to excerpt of Colour wandering

work comments

It begins with a reversed ’big-bang’ chord and suddenly the wandering begins between the high and low ”coloured” brass instruments. The harmony is distorted by micro-tones and feels like looking through broken glass.

other performances


May 7th

Rosenberg Hall, Malmö

Brass ensemble from the Malmö Academy of Music

Håkan Hardenberger


August 8th

Genarp Church

Aero Ensemble

Håkan Hardenberger


March 18th

Södra Sandbys kyrka

Aero Ensemble

Håkan Hardenberger

May 1st

Conservatory of Music, Birmingham UK PREMIERE

Aero Ensemble

Håkan Hardenberger

May 3rd

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Aero Ensemble

Håkan Hardenberger

May 4th

Royal Military Academy, Grenwich

Aero Ensemble

Håkan Hardenberger

May 6th

Blackheath Halls, London

Aero Ensemble

Håkan Hardenberger


February 20th

Academy of Music, Malmö

Brass ensemble at Academy of Music, Malmö

Håkan Hardenberger

Reviews on Colour wandering for 10 brass players:

Blackheath Halls/London, England

Aero Ensemble/Håkan Hardenberger

[…] ”hauntingly explored instrumental blends and colours, enhanced by those reflected on the gleaming instruments from the blue and red stage lightning.” […]

Peter Grahame Woolf, Musical Pointers May 7th 2005.

From the first performance of Colour Wandering at the BIBA

at the Amiralitetskyrkan in Karlskrona, June 2002.