Title: Wired and Wound
Year Completed: 2013
Duration: 16 mins
Instrumentation: Alto Sax and Piano (a version for saxophone and chamber wind ensemble is also available, see below)
Credits: For Tristan De Borba, Dedicated to Steve Martland
Premiere: November 6, 2014 11:30 am Denton Hall, Wolfville, NS: Tristan De Borba, alto sax & Simon Docking, piano



Purchase/Rent: Canadian Music Centre (alto saxophone and piano)



Wired and Wound was composed for Tristan De Borba, saxophone and Simon Docking, piano and is dedicated to Steve Martland. This work is part of a collection of works for solo instrument and piano. Each piece is in three movements. The outer movements are high energy. The first movement tends to be minimalistic. The middle movement uses a walking bass-like line with a disjunct but lyric 'endless' chromatic melody. The last movement tends to be more free-flowing with longer active lines based on variations on a single pentatonic, or other scale with limited pitch material. Outer movements are titled “Wired”, “Wound”, “Released”, or another similar name. The middle movement is always called “and” as it joins the two outer movements.

1. Wired
2. and
3. Wound



Version for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Wind Ensemble


A version for solo alto saxophone and chamber wind ensemble has been created by Mark Hopkins. Contact Mark Hopkins for information.


Links: Tristan De Borba | Mark Hopkins

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