the piece formerly known as Boring Formless Nonsense (2015)
the piece formerly known as Boring Formless Nonsense pits the physicality of the saxophone against the player, exploiting the point of contact between that physicality and traditional technique. It is a meditation on breathing, the breath as pacing. It asks the player to inhabit a static space which continually tries to push the player out by contortion and strain. It is an exercise in focus, in creating a placid world on the outside while much strain and tension inhabits the inside. It is a dramatization of daily life in which the struggle to maintain appearance can be diametrically opposed to inner experience.
10.03.2017 Louisiana State University, School of Music Recital Hall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (sax: Kevin Baldwin)
23.05.2015 The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center (Seattle, Washington) (sax: Kevin Baldwin)