Ottawall Odwalla (2018)

Composed by Scott Thomson for brass quintet: Emily Denison, Philippe Battikha, Craig Pedersen, trumpets; Simon Jolicoeur-Côté, Scott Thomson, trombones. To be performed on 26 July, 2018, outside the Darling Foundry, 745 rue Ottawa, Griffintown, Montreal.

Ottawall Odwalla is a spatialized piece for mobile quintet, a brass fantasy in anticipation of the impending 50th Anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, using the group’s theme song, “Odwalla,” composed by Roscoe Mitchell, as source material from which various solo and group improvisations will unfold.

The piece is dedicated to Lester Bowie.