In Transit (view from a window)
for trombone and fixed media (2001)
duration: 6’
GRT • 079

recording available
Electric Confession
Stuart Greenbaum
Salisbury Records 310721
Barrie Webb, trombone


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score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
In Transit (view from a window) is programmatic only in a very general sense. The ‘viewer’ might be looking back at Earth from a space shuttle, or sitting in an aeroplane or a train looking out from a window seat. Either way, the passenger is caught between a sense of calm within the cabin (the external noise created in transit is either inaudible or considerably muted), and the reality of the speed at which they are travelling.

"Stuart Greenbaum’s In Transit (view from a window) for trombone and electronics brought together popular and contemporary music practices”
Joel Crotty, The Age, April 2004

“In Transit (view from a window), begins with Barrie Webb’s sliding trombone smear. This piece at times alternates thematic keyboards and wild trombone with surprising and declamatory statements that build into an unsettling vision of city life.”
Kevin Bonnett, Music Trust E-Zine, November 2023