Parts for a Floating SpaceSaxophone and Percussion (2002)
|Premiere||April 11, 2002 Boston, MA, Temple Ohabei Shalom (USA) · Yesaroun’ Duo (Eric Hewitt, saxophone; Samuel Z. Solomon, percussion)|
Parts for a Floating Space was written for and premiered by the Yesaroun’Duo on April 11, 2002 in Boston at Temple Ohabei Shalom’s magnificent sanctuary. It consists of discrete parts; it’s not conceived as a whole. I hope to use the richness of the parts to construct an open-ended architecture with not one, but multiple identities. Each part might stand on its own, combine with one another, collide in superimposition, or connect into a larger continuum. Yet, all of its sounds and rhythmic patterns are derived from one single source. For the premiere, we chose one sequence out of a number of possibilities. As state above, this sanctuary has been filled with songs and prayers for three quarters of a century; this piece is a tribute to this sacred space.