instrumentation : alto saxophone + piano
duration : 11'
commissioned by Philipp Stäudlin
premiere : February 8th, 2015, by Philipp Stäudlin and Yoko Hagino
I frequently take inspiration from the natural world, and particularly humans' relationships to nature. Nature confronts us with its power to resist concepts of beauty; I am not interested in the cultivation of nature, but in its pulling away from human apprehension. Loess is a type of windborne sediment that leaves unusual, porous deposits where it accumulates. The music in this piece drifts and clusters, floats and becomes heavy.