by Katia Beaugeais (2006)
From the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists
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Version: This product features the Saxophone Quartets version of this work
Library shelf no. CD 2090 [Available for loan]
Drifting Memories was first composed in 2006 for
Continuum Sax and revised in 2008. Programmatically, the work
takes us on a journey encompassing both pleasant and unpleasant
Drifting Memories consists of eight sections. The pitch material gradually unfolds by drifting 'in and out' of each section. The four saxophone parts are combined in a variety of different textures and timbres, enhancing the gradual progression from a static, calm quality to a fast and frenetic, complex web of pulsating rhythmic figures, ending with piercing harmonic glissando effects. Extended techniques have become an integral part of my compositional style. In this work they include multiphonics, air sounds, key clicks, vibrato, flutter-tongue, slap-tongue, glissando and quarter-tone trill effects.
Instrumentation: saxophone orchestra
First performance: by Michael Duke, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra at Sydney Con Sax Orchestra: Beaugeais, Glass, Matitia and more... (Verbrugghen Hall) on 3 Nov 2010
Performances of this work
3 Nov 2010: at Sydney Con Sax Orchestra: Beaugeais, Glass, Matitia and more... (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Michael Duke, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra.
13 Mar 10: Campbelltown Arts Centre. Featuring Continuum Sax.
12 Aug 09: Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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