Title

"Simple Shift" for Quintet

Presenter

Logan Schmidt

Abstract

This past semester I worked on a theme and variations for a unique quintet featuring English horn, tenor saxophone, cello, piano and djembe (African hand drum). These five instruments, not frequently combined in a small ensemble setting, nonetheless match the tonal colors of each other. My composition, titled Simple Shift, is actually anything but simple due to difficult rhythms, untraditional tonality, and other complexities. Before the piece is performed, I will speak briefly about the conception of the piece and my working process in creating it.

Faculty Sponsor

John Earnest

Sponsor Department/Programs

Music

Tracks

Composer's Studio

Location

Kimball Theatre

Presentation Type

Performance

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"Simple Shift" for Quintet

Kimball Theatre

This past semester I worked on a theme and variations for a unique quintet featuring English horn, tenor saxophone, cello, piano and djembe (African hand drum). These five instruments, not frequently combined in a small ensemble setting, nonetheless match the tonal colors of each other. My composition, titled Simple Shift, is actually anything but simple due to difficult rhythms, untraditional tonality, and other complexities. Before the piece is performed, I will speak briefly about the conception of the piece and my working process in creating it.