energy flows nervously. . . in search of stillness

Date: 2015

Instrumentation: SATB saxophone quartet

Commission: Assembly Saxophone Quartet

Dedication: Commissioned by and dedicated to the Assemble Saxophone Quartet

Premiere: Assembly Saxophone Quartet. 17th World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg, France. (July 10, 2015)

Duration: 12′

Publication: contact composer

Program Note: The piece begins with dense intensity as quietly as possible. The tension gradually increases as the dynamic level rises and eventually reaches fff. At this point, with the harmonic language at its loudest and most dissonant moment, the search for stillness begins and ultimately finds its destination in calmness and silence.

energy flows nervously. . . in search of stillness score excerpt