Cluster B (2009)

For Solo Alto Saxophone

Duration 2'20

Premiered by Evan Elmore on April 11, 2010 at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, VA. 

Program Notes

Cluster B is a term for a dramatic, emotional, and erratic cluster of personality disorders.  The saxophone represents an individual with such a disorder.  The piece plays through multiple shifts in personalities leading up to peak of insanity.  Each shift in personality is represented by the playing of the main motif.  As the person become more erratic and uncontrollable, so does the melodic material.

- Chris Lamb, March 2010