Tracers Program Note

Tracers (Ia with electronics and Ib without electronics) uses the spectral analysis of saxophone tones as the harmonic template for the entire ensemble. Specifically, spectral data of ring modulated saxophone multiphonics is mapped onto the ensemble. Gradually, these harmonies are fragmented and distorted in different ways as a way of defining a sort of organic form of the entire work. The work is viewed as an ongoing project of expansion (with new versions for saxophone quartet alone (Tracers II), and for saxophone quartet and piano without electronics (Tracers Ib)).