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
22.01.18 Luleå culture house, Sweden; Johannes Thorell saxophone, Magnus Sköld piano
26.01.18 Musikaliska, Stockholm; Johannes Thorell saxophone, Magnus Sköld 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.