Fog Tropes by Ingram Marshall

Thanks to Kyle Gann for (re)posting this thoughtful survey of the late Ingram Marshall from 2010.

Marshall passed away in the last days just after his 80th birthday. Currently listening to “Fog Tropes,” one of his most famous pieces, where a live brass quintet intertwines with tapes of fog horns in the San Francisco Bay. It’s very sophisticated and frankly pretty awesome.