The AM/PM Saxophone Quartet performing "Possible Objects" (Durham, NC)

Possible Objects

(2006, 8′)

Quartet for Saxophones
For the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet and the 2007 Duke-UNC Milestones Festival of New Music


Saxophone Quartet


Possible Objects is in two parts. Part One focuses on a single pitch, while Part Two creates a repeated, perpetually-ascending melody constructed from all twelve notes. Part One explores the slight differences in the sound of each instrument; while Part Two combines all four saxophones into a single instrument, trying constantly to reach higher and higher with each repetition of the melody.

(Taking it apart, and putting it back together.)

Possible Objects was written for the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, and was first performed by the ensemble on March 8, 2007 at Duke University, presented as a part of the 2007 Milestones Festival of Music, sponsored by Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


March 7th-15th, 2009 AM/PM Saxophone Quartet, AM/PM and Rhymes With Opera East Coast Tour
May 11th, 2008 AM/PM Saxophone Quartet, An die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, MD)
March 4th, 2007 Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, Duke University