composed in 2011
for alto saxophone and live delay processing (with Max MSP)
*bass clarinet version also available
The crystal caves of Naica provided amazing visual inspiration for my first venture into composing music with live interactive electronics. A simple gate-in and gate-out object in Max MSP creates a delay that initiates an unchanging tempo for the duration of the piece. Therefore, harmonies must shift using common tones and are always built upon the notes preceding them.
Premiere: May 10, 2011. Cohen-Davison Theatre, Peabody Conservatory
Mason Lubert, saxophone