MIMICRY

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saxophone, fixed media audio
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
4
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Description

“Mimicry” was commissioned by John Sampen and was premiered by him in 1982 at the World Saxophone Congress in Nürnberg, Germany.  The current digital copy was transferred from analog and remastered by Mark Bunce.”

Thank you to Alice Shields for rediscovering this great work as recorded by John Sampen, The Electric Saxophone, Capstone Records. 

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Album notes: 

In 1980, John Sampen and Ussachevsky met in Bowling Green for the 1st Annual New Music Festival, where they discussed the commission of a new three-movement work for alto saxophone and electronic tape.  During the summer of 1981, the composer collaborated with Sampen in recording saxophone sounds for use in the tape part.  The premiere was scheduled and ultimately presented at the 7th World Saxophone Congress in Nürnberg, Germany in 1982.  However, Ussachevsky completed only one movement for this performance and the others remained incomplete at the time of his death in 1990.  The title Mimicry was added after the premiere and presumably refers to the interaction between the saxophone and the tape part.

 

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Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
solo instrument(s) +audio or video playback
Genre/Theme
Instrument
saxophone

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Audio
03 Mimicry excerpt.mp3
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