Blue Cubed (2021)
for alto saxophone, electric guitar, vibraphone, and piano
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Blue Cubed, commissioned by Hypercube and completed in 2021, is scored for a quartet of alto saxophone, electric guitar, vibraphone (bowed and struck), and piano. Over the course of the work's nine minutes a collection of four pitches (C, D, Eb, F) gradually transforms into a different set (F, A, B, Db), with one pitch (F) serving as a common tone between the two tetrachords. The title refers to Joan Miro's Bleu I, II, III, a tryptich of large paintings housed in the collection of the Museé National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.