Backslide Roller

Backslide Roller, 2008: ASKO Ensemble

oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, viola, cello

Backslide Roller Live performance, Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw, April 2008.

backslide = a return journey (in trucker lingo)

roller = a type of colorful song-bird.


So I pictured myself as an ornithologist
mixing with a colourful flock
bonding under the shelter of an overpass
then returning home.

Backslide Roller was chosen as part of the Canadian selection for the ISCM festival in 2010.

GF – 2008