The Overton Window

For Trumpet & Orchestra

Composer : Ricardo Mollá
Title : The Overton Window
Period : 21st Century

The term is named after American policy analyst Joseph Overton, who stated that an idea's political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within this range, rather than on politicians' individual preferences. According to Overton, the window frames the range of policies that a politician can recommend without appearing too extreme to gain or keep public office given the climate of public opinion at that time.

Dedicated to the young and great trumpet player Selina Ott, winner of the ARD competition, the premiere of the composition was on Friday, July 22, 2022 during the eighth edition of the Numskull Brass Festival Caudete.