Come, from nothing, solo microtonal tuba

Excerpts from the score.

First performance: Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, 1/7/2016, Jack Adler-Mckean.
Official  premiere: Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, 6/8/2016, Jack Adler-Mckean.

For, and with much thanks to, Jack Adler-Mckean.
Dedicated to my friend, David W Stockard.

A column excites; there is a source. The source subtly derives energy from mass product, thus heat and locomotion. Bellows compress and expand forcefully. A column excites; there are vibrations. The vibrations make more vibrations, pressure is exerted. Musculature directs the vibrations. A recipient receives from the source. The recipient and the source both have a vocabulary. The vocabulary expresses and defines the meaning, it encapsulates ideas. Meanings are relative, and questions are also answers.

If we had no vocabulary – would we have no meaning?