Poetry of the Earth
Instrumentation: tenor saxophone and Max/MSP
Duration: 10 minutes
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.