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Cadence Factory

for Alto Saxophone

Similar to a factory, this piece creates products in an automated process. The product here is the growth of a melody that evolves into repeated notes, with the additional quarter tones that embellish the process. The low notes create a percussive effect that mimic the machinery in a typical factory, which eventually become an essential part of the product.

Premiered by Calvin Wong at Singapore Saxophone Symposium 2018