Sonata for Timpani & Alto Saxophone was written for my first-year composition exam at the Grieg Academy of Music and was premiered by myself and René Wiik of the Norwegian Army Band, Bergen.
Each of the three movements represent a considerable influences. The first movement, "The Funky Flagellants", is a Stravinsky parodying quirky rhythms. The 2nd, "The ill-treated insomniacs", John Coltranes twisting and lamenting melodies. I wrote the last movement after working with Steve Reich at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival. His compositional technique and energy in "Drumming" gave me much food for thought and was a great inspiration.
Mvt. I - The Funky Flagellants Sample (Click Arrow to Play)
Mvt. III - The Monomaniacs Drumming Sample (Click Arrow to Play)