01/02/2013 12 Moons

Location: Home studio (Clinton, WA)
Instrument: tenor saxophone


During this improvisation I worked to create an atonal bass line with interruptions in the meter by rhythmically opposing melodic figures. I start out with small interruptions and gradually begin to length the melodic phrases. 

I’m currently exploring the use of rhythmic phrasing that does not have a steady meter beneath it. When I hear the great Albert Ayler exploring sound color, it feels very rhythmic to me despite not being grounded in steady time. With this piece I tried to juxtapose the concept of pre determined meter against malleable, or flexible meter.