for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.
difficult. Exploits altissimo register for all instruments, changing time signatures, very dissonant.
This was my first truly substantial piece, written soon after I had started studying with Larry Bell. Now I rarely write anything without knowing who is going to be playing it, but then I just felt like writing a saxophone quartet, despite the fact that I didn't know anyone in a saxophone quartet. I finally found people to play it after joining Anti-Social Music in New York. While this work is rather different from much of what I write now for example, I'm less interested in using traditional forms than I was back when I started doing this whole composing thing there are still plenty of Andreaisms: dissonance with humor, rock/jazz/funk rhythms, sharp contrasts, and the like.
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