Exposure 4. Saxophone Quartet
Exposure 4. (2009-10)
Saxophone Quartet and Live Electronics
Commissioned by the Quasar Saxophone Quartet, MontrealFirst Performance: Version 4.1 April 2009 SARC, Version 4.2 31.03.2010 Espace Dell arte Montreal
Other Performances: 01.04.2010 Montreal
The piece explores the space between determinacy and indeterminacy in regards to the use of musical materials between the four instruments. This results in an ambiguous musical environment in which precision in the articulation of pitch and timbre is conflated with derivative events arising from a disjunction in playing techniques.
The quartet is treated both as a whole and as a discontinuous aggregate of four instruments which themselves become dissected by playing techniques which require the performer to revisit the habitual body-instrument relationship.
The piece was commissioned by the Quasar Saxophone Quartet.