The aim of this project is to produce a recording of Fireworks, a saxophone quartet by Karol Beffa. The work is for the standard saxophone quartet instrumentation of soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.
The players work separately on their parts, coming together to discuss approaches to interpretation, sound, and dynamics. Regular online discussions are used to agree a common approach.
The players work with a click-track, initially at a slow practise speed with a subdivided pulse to ensure precision. The members of the quartet record their parts at the agreed final tempo of the movement. The separate recordings are then mixed to create a quartet performance.