for nine tenor saxophones (2004)
or for one tenor sax and pre-recorded tenors
duration is c.10′

 Endprint (2004) for nine acoustic tenor saxophones treats the acoustic instrumental body as an electroacoustic sound synthesis system. Each instrument plays complex sonorities such as trills, multiphonics, and overblown notes. Endprint explores an electro-acoustic approach to acoustic instrumental composition. Since 1999 I have worked with the massed tenor saxophone ensemble, especially the nonet. Mark Alburger in 21st Century Music described the nine saxophone pieces as “giant blocks of sound that seem impervious to destruction,” and Philip Blackburn for Gramaphone wrote “The ringing drones of the sax multiphonics suggest a miasmal world of ice, crags, and Northern Lights. I composed Endprint as the final work on my 2004 solo album, Metasaxophone Colossus, a collection of radically distinct visions of the saxophone as a musical instrument. Portals of Distortion, also for nine, tenors began my 1999 solo album of that name.

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Endprint score and pre-recorded sax parts
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