from: Night of the Living Composers (10/28/03)

Notes on the work, Hautposaune, by Anders Hillborg
by Jouni Kaipanen

Hautposaune (Skin Trombone) from 1990 , is a little piece written for trombone and the incessant beating of a drum machine. When the horrible automaton is checked temporarily,  the trombone player can indulge his hedonistic nature to the full: a syrupy Hammond organ accompanies his delightful daydreams. Then the machine starts off again with a little stutter and the  poor player has no choice but to do his best, caught up in the ruthless treadmill.