With is a relentlessly fast arch-form fantasy in a quasi-minimalistic style. While it makes use of much of the range of the saxophone quartet, its main feature is that the individual members of the ensemble must behave as a single individual. Initially, the music is presented homorhythmically and closely scored, followed by passages where the material is slightly phased by a semiquaver, to return to the original “with” intent.
One half of a commission by Ensemble du Bout du Monde, With is approximately 9’00’’ in duration.
December 14, 2019, at Theater Stok in Zürich, Switzerland by Ensemble du Bout du Monde