by Kenneth Wilkinson
Reflecting the fragility and complexity of life, the dyads (two sounds played simultaneously) are produced using saxophone multiphonics. They are deliberately moderately difficult to play in order to introduce an element of struggle and fragility. Although the dyads can sustain they might eventually break. Each performer interprets the same graphic score, adding their individual voice to create an overall organic moving texture. The overall texture should be delicate, blended and subtle.
Part of a performance by saxophonists at the University of Huddersfield:
This work is particularly effective in a reverberant space. In an ensemble performance the saxophonists should place themselves throughout the performance area rather than being in a central group.