Christopher Fox - Insecurity WW

Insecurity was commissioned by the BBC as part of Alarmed and Dangerous, a radio piece I made for Radio 3 in 1996. Like all of Alarmed and Dangerous, Insecurity is about the relationship between the trumpet and warnings, a relationship first drawn to my attention by Mark Robinson, the trumpeter whose ideas and playing sparked off Alarmed and Dangerous. In pre-industrial societies it is with trumpets (or their relatives) that alarms are sounded, that good or bad news is announced, that people are called to war. In the modem world we use electronic alarm signals instead...