Bird and Pine

  • partners: Matej Bunderla, Ivan Trenev, RTVSlovenia, Hristina Takovska
  • instruments: Saxophone, Accordion, Harmonium

Through the Balkans in Summer with a bunch of musicians from all over Europe and Asia. This piece was written quickly for Hristina Takovska, who had the good sense to pester me enough until I agreed to climb into a car and drive for 2000km in the height of the summer.

Six Preludes

  • partners: Matej Bunderla, Ivan Trenev, esc
  • instruments: Saxophone, Accordion, Harmonium

Some combination of chance and geometric procedures. Premiered at a concert in esc im labor, right after they moved to a new venue at Bürgergasse 5 in Graz. If you have not yet done so, go and visit Reni Hofmueller there. She’s a hero.

There’s a brief sketch and a live recording of the pieces below. Using a diatonic mode as the basis of a piece means that the material is pretty homogenous, so you can be a bit more creative with the structure and process of the composition. It also sounds really good.

These preludes are at the root of another 6 compositions for the same instrumentation. We recorded and released them as an LP titled oek in 2017. If you’re interested in hearing more of this music, get in touch and book us for a gig.

Sketch for Preludes