Dry Cell

Electronic, Saxophone

drycellDry Cell (for soprano saxophone and electronics) was originally conceived as a narrative: In a future dystopic world absent of humans, only the remains of our technology survive. With energy running out, the “batteries” are left gasping for power. The piece begins in the “old west” of this future age, and as it progresses (and builds in intensity) we move into the remains of our major cities and see the remains of urban sprawl and the batteries clinging to life. The piece is loosely inspired by Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us.

Dry Cell was premiered at the Third Practice Festival, Richmond VA in 2009. performed by Michael Straus.

This piece was made possible by the What are you looking at Commissioning Fund directed by Michael Straus in conjunction with consortium members Erik Rönmark, Jan Berry Baker, Vicki Purslow, George Weremchuk, Alex Sellers, Matthew McClure, Ryan Lemoine, Grif?n Campbell and Joey Trahan.

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Dry Cell (Printed Score)

    Dry Cell (Printed Score)

    Dry Cell (Printed Score)