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Honey Glazed

Work Type: Chamber, Classical

Instrumentation: saxophone quartet

Duration: 15-17 minutes

I. Mysteron Musings
II. Chorale
III. Parquet Deformation

The first movement of Honey GlazedMysteron Musings, takes both its title and musical material from the song Mysterons, the first track on Portishead’s Dummy. The second movement draws most strongly from my limited experience as a jazz pianist. And the final movement was inspired in large part by Samuel Beckett’s theater piece Quad, and takes its form and title from a drawing technique called a Parquet Deformation, which involves a repeated pattern of geometric shapes that slowly changes in a manner akin to Escher’s Metamorphoses.