Poetry of the Earth

Instrumentation: tenor saxophone and Max/MSP

Year: 2016

Duration: 10 minutes

Program Note:
For Poetry of the Earth, I wanted to create an immersive environmental experience.  Nearly all of the electronic sounds are derived from recordings of woods or forests or from an acoustic piano.  Very little of the piece is created synthetically.  However, many of these natural and acoustic sounds have been manipulated to create a quasi-dreamlike feel.  Poetry of the Earth was written for my good friend and saxophonist Andrew Harrison.