Fuzzy Logic (for E-flat alto saxophone and tuba) was composed in May 2019 for world premiere performance by Phantasmagoria Ensemble at Festival Internacional de Saxofone de Palmela (7a Edição), Portugal, in July 2019.
Cast in three movements (I. Vivamente; II. Con espressione; III. Scherzando), the score begins with highly energised material. Spiky, syncopated rhythms give the music a bebop-like feel, as do the chromatic cascades of slippery semiquavers.
The second movement commences with a growl and some flutter tonguing from the alto saxophone and tuba, respectively. There ensues, in wild contrast to Movement I, music of a beguiling simplicity, notwithstanding the exacting demands made of the players.
The third and final movement begins with dramatic starts and stops, before quickly gaining the required propulsion for an abridged recapitulation of the exuberant first movement.
I extend my thanks to Phantasmagoria Ensemble for inviting me to compose Fuzzy Logic and for affording the work its world premiere performance.
World Premiere Performance
8 – 13 July, 2019
FISP – Festival Internacional de Saxofone de Palmela, Portugal.
Performers: Phantasmagoria Ensemble
Orlovich: Fuzzy Logic – for E-flat alto saxophone and tuba (World Premiere)
Festival Website: www.fispalmela.com