Take a Note was written for inclusion in the Sonic Boom 2004 Festival held in Vancouver, BC. The music highlights non-functional triadic relationships which result from the use of triads removed from their traditional reliance on key or scalar associations. The triads initially result from the gradual stacking of three slightly varied versions of the same melody and this provides the framework for the resulting progressions. Additive rhythmic structures complement the triadic progressions, providing off-beat groupings of two or three beats which create spontaneous rhythmic energy.
Although this work is currently one movement, it will be expanded soon into three movements which will allow more development and expansion of the musical material.
Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone, Violoncello, Percussion, Piano
Duration: 5 minutes