soprano sax and electronic track 10'
Commissioned by Jacob Swanson, sax
Premiere Jan 2017 Jamestown, NY
I began writing "Portals" as a reaction to the more serious chamber compositions I was working on at the time. Sometimes it feels great to let loose. The resulting piece is a karaoke-like track full of synths and drums, and a driving saxophone part with playful melodies and rhythmic twists. The first movement is a primordial, almost sci-fi scattering of sounds and echoes. Those sounds coalesce into the second movement's undeniably pop grooves.
This piece has also been arranged for solo oboe and electronics.
Samples can be heard on Apple Music here:
Or for sale on iTunes.