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Crazy logic : saxophone with piano

by Matthew Orlovich (2006)

Crazy logic


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Crazy logic : alto saxophone & piano / Matthew Orlovich.

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Library shelf no. 788.73/ORL 2 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Crazy Logic was composed at the invitation of saxophonist Barry Cockcroft and pianist Adam Pinto.

In composing the work, I have chosen to use musical ideas of a mostly intense and driving nature. My melodic lines comprise semiquavers which twist, scurry and traverse up, down and around the musical staves at a great pace. Furthermore, the two instrumentalists often play in unison or at the octave, lending added urgency and directness to the music.

While a softer, more reflective mood is revealed at the heart of the work, it is the energetic music with its chromatic kinks, jagged contours and wide leaps that elicits, for me, the ‘crazy’ mood alluded to in the work’s title. In stitching my ‘crazy’ music together, I have aimed to afford the work a certain logic by virtue of balanced phrasing and fluent transitions between sections of the work.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, piano.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Adam Pinto, Barry Cockcroft

First performance: by Barry Cockcroft, Adam Pinto — 8 Oct 06. Port Fairy Spring Music Festival


Crazy logic, by Matthew Orlovich

Performances of this work

8 Oct 06: Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. Featuring Barry Cockcroft, Adam Pinto.

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