In the minimal music of the last 50 years, the saxophone has always played a prominent role…
The saxophone was an integral part in the ensembles of composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Terry Riley – it determined the sound colour and the general sound atmosphere of their music to a large extent.
Thus it’s no big surprise that all these masters of minimal music have written at least one solo piece for the instrument: fully grown compositions in which all the elements of their musical language are combined for just one performer.
Even though these compositions contain some damn good notes they are rarely played in Dutch concert halls…
Tom Sanderman is on a mission to change that: in his solo programme he plays forgotten pearls from the minimal music library.
Dutch post minimalist Anthony Fiumura dedicated a piece to Sanderman: ‘The River Beneath Us’, a serene and intense work for solo tenor saxophone.
Anthony Fiumara – The River Beneath Us
Terry Riley – Dorian reeds