Michael’s Farewell (DXL 1039)


John Wallace and Andrew Powell showcase the contemporary repertoire for trumpet and live electronics on this exciting disc of works by Stockhausen and his pupils.

“This enterprising disc is the ideal showcase for the more experimental side of trumpeter John Wallace’s exceptional talents. He gives characterful, committed performances displaying all manner of weird and wonderful techniques through the wide-ranging demands of these pieces.”
BBC Music Magazine, November 2002

“The distinguished international trumpeter John Wallace is on top form with the four contrasting works …. John Wallace’s performance is excellent throughout and I have nothing but praise for this enterprising CD.”
Musician Magazine, March 2003

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Product Description

This exciting and significant repertoire for trumpet and live electronics is performed by John Wallace OBE and Andrew Powell, two internationally leading artists of this genre. John Wallace has been pivotally important in the development of contemporary repertoire for the trumpet.

The works on this disc by Stockhausen and his pupils call for Wallace’s trumpet to be used and re-used in multitrack overdubbing to create a wealth of sounds from which the music is formed in a rigorous manner.

Track List:

1. Plasmogeny II – Andrew Powell

2. Echo III – Roger Smalley

3. The Transistor Radio of St. Narcissus – Tim Souster

4. Michaels-Abschied – Karlheinz Stockhausen

Additional Information

John Wallace


Andrew Powell

Electronics / Composer

Roger Smalley


Tim Souster


Karlheinz Stockhausen