Images

Images

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone and Piano

Duration: ca. 15:00

Premiere: April 17, 2009 :: Todd Gaffke, saxophone, Rubia Santos, piano

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Purchasing: Murphy Music Press

Program Note:

I wrote Images following a dream I had one night. After waking from this dream, I was left with a rather indistinct image of what had actually taken place, yet the impression that it left on me was so unmistakably vivid, I felt compelled to write this piece based on the elusive memory. The first image communicates the uncontrollable and dizzying sense of motion that occurs in the moments between sleep and lucidity; the second reflects upon a beautiful stillness that is distorted and then transformed back to tranquility; and the third is reminiscent of a wild, late night jam session.

Recording: Available on CD Baby and iTunes