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Zonam Solvere (2002)

Chromatic gamelan and saxophone quartet [5']
Premiered by the Ensemble Multifoon and the Aurelia Saxofoon Kwartet

Zonam Solvere: from [Latin] zonam, a marriage girdle and solvere, to undo.
The underlying harmonies stem from two chords taken from a transcription of a Bill Evans solo. The gamelan provides an underlying ostinato below the langourous jazz-inflected harmonies of the saxophones, creating an atmosphere of relative calm. Thanks to the Ensemble Multifoon for the inspiration.

 


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