OPUS 7b

Sopranino Saxophone (2018)

One piece with a duration of ca. 11 Minutes. Dedicated to Alexander Richards

NOTES — Opus 7a—piccolo, & 7b—sopranino, are different works. They share the same sound-world, but each develops according to its own trajectory.

With Opus 7 I was mainly concerned in the details of melodic writing. Similar to my previous works, I started by fragmenting musical time in several distinct speeds and behaviors. My interest resided in the flexibility of coalescing these various temporal strands into a synergetic whole.

According to J.T.Fraser, time—as we humans perceive it—is the evolutionary result built upon the conflict between “structurally stable temporal levels.” These different levels begin with chaos and randomness, evolve to the temporality of physical matter and biological organisms, and finally end with the temporality of the human individual and their society. Such structures, when represented in music, trigger within our human understanding a vague approximation of other—archetypal and other worldly—temporalities.

Alexander Richards performing @

  • AI studio, Dallas USA — Jan 25, 2020
  • Voertman Hall, Denton USA — Oct 23 2019
  • Bird Hall, Louisville USA — Mar 12 2019
  • CMCLR studio, DentonUSA — Aug 18, 2018
  • Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Darmstädt Germany — Jul 20 2018
  • North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), Cincinnati USA —WP— Mar 10 2018
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