Synergiosis I

Kurt Mortensen

About this work:
Synergiosis: is the collective title of a group of planned chamber pieces written for unusual instrument combinations. At the present time, the goal is to complete a new Synergiosis work each year with the first beginning in 2000. The number of such compositions to be written is undetermined. The title is a fusion of the words synergy and symbiosis, which together reflect the intention of these pieces. Webster’s Dictionary defines synergy as "combined action or operation" and symbiosis as "a cooperative relationship" between two dissimilar groups. The "bi" in symbiosis was purposefully left out of the title to allow for larger ensembles other than duos. The Synergiosis works are intended to be challenging compositions with virtuoso elements. Synergiosis I (2000): The first in this series is a duo scored for soprano saxophone and mallet percussion. It was written specifically for Joren Cain, to coincide with his tenure at Northern Illinois University as a guest faculty member during the Spring 2001 semester. more information available at:
Year composed: 2000
Duration: 00:09:00
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Soprano Saxophone, 1 Percussion (General)
Instrumentation notes: soprano saxophone and mallet percussion (virbaphone & marimba)

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