Here are a couple strange commissions, which never ended up getting used. A few years back, my friend was designing a game for a smartphone platform, and specifically asked me for “crazy creepy waltz music”, also citing “clowns”.
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This guy. This sound.
I’m honored to know a saxophonist of this caliber. We’ve been in each others company a lot this summer, through various classical events. He came to my own concert last week… and I’m DYING to work with him.
Dead Leaves, a piece for piano or harp. I was lazy and have been wanting to do a graphically notated piece for some time (this has been gestating for a year) and this was the result after half an hours work or so. It is made up of eleven shorter “movements” that are, in my mind, related to the autumn season. The titles that appear at the end are intended to guide the performer in creating an atmosphere that illustrates each subject and allows him or her to color the piece at will, without too much control on my part. While originally intended as an atonal experiment, tonality can be embraced if the performer so chooses.
My apologies for the terrible quality of the photos but I don’t have a scanner to properly upload these.