Marco Blaauw (*1965) has an international career as a soloist and is a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne, Germany. An important focus of his work is to further develop the instrument and its playing technique and to initiate new repertoire. In 2015 he established the trumpet ensemble Monochrome Project. In direct communication with La Monte Young, he produced the eight trumpet version of The Second Dream of the High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer, bringing La Monte Young’s groundbreaking work to audiences throughout Europe. Marco Blaauw initiated Global Breath in 2016, a worldwide research project on the trumpet. Blaauw is also intensely active as a teacher, e.g. teaching a master’s program at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.