Storm

Instrumentation:  Tenor saxophone and stereo electronics

Duration:  6:50

Premiere
10/20/16
TechnoSonics: Transmission
Old Cabell Auditorium, UVA
Charlottesville, VA

Program Note

Storm, scored for amplified tenor sax and electronics, is a piece inspired by the political storms raging throughout the world: extremism of all sorts, and the anguish they provoke. I think of Goya. It is not a time of light. The electronics wail for the most part, as does the saxophone. Still, music gives us the chance to reflect and to connect. Storm was composed in celebration of composer Amnon Wolman’s 60th birthday. I would like to thank saxophonist Jacob Swanson for his expert help with multiphonics – they are not always what they seem!