Portals of Distortion

for nine tenor saxophones (1998)
duration is 18′

Portals of Distortion  for nine tenor saxophones explores concepts of sonic fissure and the inherent chaotic acoustic aspects of the instrumental sound. The piece utilizes a technique of instrumental magnification to explore the interchange between unity and multiplicity. By holding the aural lens closely to the saxophone a fragmentation of the instrument’s sound is revealed. By representing this phenomenon with nine independent parts, the ear of the listener is metaphorically pushed closer to the instrument, and a larger sound is formed from multiples of a smaller version of itself.

 

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