(1988) Twelve Saxophones (Sopranino to Bass)
Fluvial explores the acoustic possibilities of the saxophone ensemble. The harmonic structure is based on the natural harmonic and inharmonic overtones, or multiphonics, inherent to the instrument. The title refers to the river-like movement of the music, which is conceived as a series of vortices.
Performances & Broadcasts
* North American Saxophone Alliance: Symposium de Saxophone
Université Laval, Québec (Québec), Canada 1988
* Radio-Canada broadcast, Québec, Canada 1988
Fluvial was commissioned with the assistance of the Canada Council by ‘Le Grand Ensemble de Saxophones de Montréal’, to whom it is dedicated.