Quatuor de saxophones

(
2014
)
Saxophone quartet (SATB)

In my Sax Quartet, my mode of compositional thought was to work with very small ‘riffs’ (at most three beats in duration) that remain relatively invariant. By juxtaposing these riffs one against the other, as well as by using one ‘riff’ in a variety of different combinations with itself, I was able to create entirely different textures and syntactical relationships through the use of mostly unchanging material.