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Senior Recital – November 16 2021

I’ve decided to go ahead and release the whole video of my senior recital from back in November! It had been a long time coming and I’m very proud of the end result. By the way, the audio was recorded on UWF’s in-house recording system, which I then synchronized to the video that I took on my camera. Here is the video, and here is the program in order:

Concerto for Alto Saxophone (1979) 0:00 – Ingolf Dahl

Recitative

Passacaglia

Blake Riley, piano

Concertino da Camera (1935) 15:34 – Jacques Ibert ** My memorized performance of this placed 2nd place at UWF’s Concerto Competition in 2021.

Allegro

Larghetto

Animato Molto

Blake Riley, piano

Partita for Flute, BMV 1013 (1723-1724) 28:30 – J.S. Bach
Allemande

Intermission

Bop Duets (1980) 35:50 – Bugs Bower

No. 2

Kameron Horak, alto saxophone

Fifteen Two-Part Inventions (1723, arr. 1969) 38:50 – J.S. Bach

No. 3 Arr. Larry Teal

No. 4

Brittany Comer, alto saxophone

A Tribute to Sax (1994) 43:05 РAlain Cr̩pin

Allegro

Largo

Allegro Vivace

Blake Riley, piano

Encore: Partita II for Violin (from memory) 55:44 – J.S. Bach

Allemande

Klagelied um Vier Stimmen

I composed this saxophone quartet in April 2021 and premiered it at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where I was a counselor. When I returned to Florida from the summer, I was able to record it at ComposerFest XVI in Pensacola back in September, with the UWF saxophone quartet. Here it is! Hiccups aside, it was a lot of fun to work on something and perform it alongside my peers.

Sax-Flyer – Fly Me to the Moon (feat. Sax FiRe)

Much like last time, “Sax FiRe” and I did a wonderful remote collaboration effort for the holiday season! I decided to do Fly Me to the Moon because it seemed like a good choice. I know it’s not necessarily a holiday-themed song but I feel like I always hear it around the holiday season. If you’re interested in the nerdy stuff behind the production of this song, I basically used ProTools with some Sonivox plugins to create the “backing track”, which I then sent to Sax FiRe who recorded with it in Logic and sent me back the individual tracks. I did some harmonizing and melodic interplay with my own recordings on my sax solo in the 2nd half which turned out nicely. There’s one lick I did under the altissimo B at the end that sounded way better harmonized up a 3rd, so that’s probably my favorite part.

I’m not going to put this one on Spotify so for now I’ll just direct-link the Google Drive file. I haven’t decided whether I’m going to make a music video but if I do I will link it here. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ghpZ37ld9UKpUNVbkoaJCRq70JIg_Mum/view?usp=sharing

The Mime | Short Horror Film | Audio Re-imagining

As per the title, this short clip is from a film called “The Mime” that I found on YouTube. It was my first attempt at doing something like this and I hope to gain more experience doing it. I basically took the video from YouTube, then I watched the first minute or so with no sound whatsoever. I made sure to limit my exposure to the original sound design so I could create something completely original. I did have to listen to it with sound once to get the dialogue right, but then I just watched it while composing ideas after that. Check it out here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15zDwYi1FbcNX6Jn9wbFAmYTRGmDHtBIJ/view?usp=sharing

If anybody’s interested in getting a full run-down on how I did this, or if you’d like to work with me on your own projects, you can contact me.