12 Moons solo saxophone project: 1/3/2013
Location: BOOM! Studios in Seattle, WA
Instrument: tenor saxophone
Today was spent back in the studio for the first time in the New Year. I recorded âA Response to the Wednesday morning shoot at CafÃ© Racer, Seattle, WA 2012.â This piece is scored for solo tenor saxophone. With the weight of this music and subject matter on my mind, I began my first recording of the day with a 12 Moons improvisation.
This piece uses very tonal sounding multiphonics (split pitches) with a fixed position drone. The drone is a quarter step down from a concert Eb and is punctuated with mutiphonics and a melodic figure that I repeat at will. I slowly add new pitches to the melodic figure to create a machine-like, repetitive motion