It's High Time (2021)
16 February 2022
~Nois Saxophone Quartet
ATLAS Experimental Studio, University of Colorado Boulder
The further I completed this work, the less I knew what to say about it. My conception of the work changed greatly. I originally thought of it as a gradual accelerando. Later, it turned into three dance variations at different tempi. The end product is one big theme and one big variation.
I borrowed one idea from an earlier chamber work, Your Oasis in Space, and took it a step further. Each instrument in the quartet passes around solos, with occasional tuttis, as is heard in jazz. While the language of the work is jazz-influenced, it does not pretend to be pure jazz.
It’s High Time was written for ~Nois Saxophone Quartet for performance in February 2022.