27oct3:00 pm4:00 pmTHE MUSIC OF GREGORY WANAMAKER FOR SAXOPHONE AND CLARINETat the American Single Reed Summit, Truman State University
I am pleased that I will be presenting my work at the American Single Reed Summit at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, on Saturday, October
I am pleased that I will be presenting my work at the American Single Reed Summit at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM.
Live Examples by saxophonist Scotty Phillips and clarinetist Sara Eastwood.
Here is the abstract for my presentation:
In 2002, I completed my Duo Sonata for clarinet and alto saxophone, the second work I composed for Timothy McAllister, who called it \’the cornerstone work for such a combination.\’ (Sax on the Run, Fanfare Magazine 34:2 Nov/Dec 2010) To date, Duo Sonata has received over 350 performances on six continents. The work\’s success has fostered the formation of independent clarinet and saxophone duos as well as subgroups of larger chamber ensembles, and thus encouraged other composers to create works for this instrumentation. In 2015, Duo Entre Nous, a clarinet and saxophone duo comprised of Jackie Glazier and Don-Paul Kahl, led a consortium of 21 like-minded duos to commission me for a second work for the combination of instruments. The result, Ragahoro Breakdown, is a very different work than its more classically-conceived predecessor.
For the 2018 American Single Reed Summit, I will talk about the creation of both of these works: their conceptions, the compositional processes involved, with a particular focus on the my perspective on the timbral combination of the clarinet and saxophone and how that, in particular, influenced these pieces. I will display examples from my scores, play recorded excerpts of influences behind these works, and clarinetist Sara Eastwood and saxophonist Scotty Phillips will also provide live examples.
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Truman State University
100 E Normal St Kirksville, MO 63501