…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:
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!