Axiom Brass wants to crush the stereotype that their instrument family is only bombastic. The quintet plays with precision and expressiveness while redefining the idea of brass chamber music.
"I think a lot of people know brass instruments for being able to play loud and powerfully," explains Mary Tyler, trombonist in the ensemble. "I don't think a lot of people have heard brass instruments play on the softer side or with a lot of finesse."
Hear more about the group's mission for intimacy, connection and to turn the tables on perception of new music with Axiom Brass's in-studio while here as artists in residence for the 60th annual summer music camp at the University of Arkansas, and hear a piece of theirs to kick off each episode of on-demand programming for this week's 10 hours of handpicked compelling classical.
Orchestral Stress Edition:
Axiom Splendor Edition:
Rhythmic Cheer Edition:
Reimaginations and Illuminations Edition:
An Unlikely Pair Edition: