InstrumentationAlto Saxophone & Piano
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.
PremiereApril 17, 2009 by Todd Gaffke, saxophone & Rubia Santos, piano | University of Michigan | Britton Recital Hall
Commissioned byTodd Gaffke
- Images | Jonathan Yanik, saxophone & Joy Mentzel Piano