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EVENTOS ON LINE:    7th DINANT COMPETITION    |   ANDORRA SAXFEST 2020    |    JOSIP NOCHTA COMPETITION 2021

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  • Hocket by Meredith Monk

    Thomas Giles, alto saxophone

    *Adapted for saxophone by the performer

    Taken from Monk's music-theater piece Facing North (1990), "Hocket" is a piece wherein two singers share a single melody relying entirely on each other to bring it to completion.

    Meredith Monk is an American composer, singer, director, choreographer, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. A pioneer in extended vocal technique and interdisciplinary performance, Monk's work thrives at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, able to express an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words.

    For more on the artist, see: www.thomasgilessax.com

  • Medieval music on saxophone: Guillaume de Machaut – Donnez, signeurs

    "Donnez, signeurs," by Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377), arranged for one alto and two tenor saxophones. Notes from the performer:

    "This arrangement is based on the edition found in _Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century_, edited by Leo Schrade, and the recording by Gothic Voices on their album _Lancaster and Valois_. I like to imagine that, had Machaut lived about 500 years later, he would have liked the saxophone.

    "The piece is in the form of a ballade, but since there is no text involved when performing it in this transcription, I only play through the material once."

    Thanks to Swarthmore College's Department of Music & Dance for use of Lang Concert Hall.
  • Medieval music on saxophone: Guillaume Dufay – Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys

    "Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys" by Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), arranged for one alto and two tenor saxophones. Notes from the performer:

    "Inspired by Gothic Voices' performance on their album _The Garden of Zephirus_. Once again, since there is no text involved here, I omit the rondeau-form repeats."

    Thanks to Swarthmore College's Department of Music & Dance for use of Lang Concert Hall.

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