For Tuba-Euphonium Quartet
I wanted to write another piece for my dear friend Noah Lauziere this year for Christmas (following last year's euphonium sonata, Three Places in Massachusetts). Since he's playing in a tuba-euphonium quartet this year, it seemed logical to write a piece for his chamber ensemble!
In terms of form, I took inspiration from Ton ter Doest's Circusmuziek for reed quintet, which is in seven short, untitled movements. "Circusmuziek" is Dutch for, as you might guess, "circus music". I wanted to title my piece "factory music" in Dutch, which turns out to be "Fabrieksmuziek", but this lost the cognate-feel, so I decided to go with the quasi-Dutch Factorimuziek instead. The movements alternate dances and songs.