Discussion #6 for Saxophone Quartet and Tape


Session Title:

  • Music and Sound

Presentation Title:

  • Discussion #6 for Saxophone Quartet and Tape



  • Poster statement

    The work was written for live performance of a saxophone quartet with pre-prepared tape. The work has some jazz-like qualities due to many rhythmic syncopations. The presentation will include the following points: the importance of the DISCUSSION series in Menachem Zur’s ouvre; the constraints and limitations of working with a homogeneous wind group and the compositional implications that result from those limitations; pitch organization and the form of the piece; the procedure of composing and description of the equipment used; the personal philosophy behind the electro-acoustic sound-world, and its influences; and examples from the drafts and the score.