Here’s a little…

…preview of what I’ve been up to lately.  I’m sweating bullets, working on writing a piece in thirty days, for The Cortona Sessions in June.  They’ve asked for a 10-15 minute piece, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen or not (especially in thirty days!).  I feel like I’m a weightlifter doing power sets!

Anyways, here’s the first two minutes and change of the piece (the score is in C):

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The score is sitting in an iframe, so while page formatting prevents you from leafing through it readily (stupid tabloid score!), you can scroll around and get a look.

You can have a listen to the electronic mockup here:

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I named the piece Slough, a term for rubbing layers of skin off (I only later found out about the other meaning, of a bog or an alkaline pond…which is kinda cool, I guess).  I chose the title because of the reedy, gruff sounds that the saxophones (especially the bari!) make.  I like that it has a weird, off-kilter dance quality to it.  I’m interested to see where this thing goes.

As usual, I could always use some feedback by anybody willing to give it!  Leave some comments below!