…Saxophone Studio will be performing my piece for fourteen (that’s right, fourteen!) saxophones, Say Nothing, at the North American Saxophone Alliance regional conference in West Point, NY on March 18 – 19. Carrie Koffman, the saxophone professor at The Hartt School and the commissioner of the piece, will be performing it for a third time. Repeat performances give you a great feeling; it’s nice to know that a piece resonates with people enough to survive past its premiere!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the piece, it’s a hell of a ride! It’s a mix of classical music, film noir references, swearing…there’s even a cut-up love letter from summer camp! Check out the premiere recording:
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Carrie has asked that I trim down the performing forces from fourteen to twelve, which is probably the best move in this situation. I originally wanted twelve, anyway. It’s funny how stuff like that works out!