fragments/frames

tenor saxophone + stereo audio

score
fragments/frames is a mixed work for tenor saxophone that incorporates a precomposed, fixed electronic component. The piece is an attempt to reconcile, at least in part, the temporal restriction that is commonly associated with fixed formats. While the largescale structure is strictly determinate, there is a high degree of flexibility for the performer from moment to moment. The sonic material of the work was inspiredby the “Energy” style improvisations of woodwindist Drew Ceccato, for whom the piece was written.

fragments/frames can be heard on the EMPiRES release Discordia.