Circling Point

alto saxophone and piano
2014
Duration 10’
Instrumentation alto saxophone, piano
First Performance 14 August 2015 La Plata, Argentina, Johannes Thorell saxophone, Jesús Cañete piano
Commissioned by Johannes Thorell with funds from the Swedish Arts Council

Further Performances
16.08.14  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Johannes Thorell saxophone, Jesús Cañete piano
17-20.08.14  Olavarria, Mar del Plata, Necochea and Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Johannes Thorell saxophone, Jesús Cañete piano
2.06.16 Viimsi St Jacob’s Church, Estonia; Johannes Thorell saxophone, Irina Zahharenkova piano
3.06.16 Tallinn, Estonia; Johannes Thorell saxophone, Irina Zahharenkova piano
3.11.16 Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark; Johannes Thorell saxophone, Aya Tominaga piano
16.03.17 Udine, Italy; Johannes Thorell saxophone, TBC piano

 

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Quietly sailing through a suspended landscape, Circling Point for alto saxophone and piano, focuses on the timbre of the instruments in a slow, but almost constantly pulsating, meditation. As if in one breath, the piece sees a gradual expansion of pitch and intensity. A whispered, sotto voce, line threads the two voices together in a delicate and intimate dialogue, constantly influenced by the other. The material develops akin to a photo gradually emerging in a dark room.