Cavern

Composed 2018

Instrumentation

    saxophone quartet

Duration 12'

Composed for

    Rhine Saxophone Quartet

Performed by

    Rhine Saxophone Quartet: Carly Hood,                soprano | Erick Miranda, alto | Christopher        Andrews, tenor | Jacob Lemons, bari

Program Notes

    I have a habit of overthinking, and letting that habit place myself in situations that probably don’t exist outside of my own negativity. I’ll think my way down a cavern of sorts, moving farther and farther down inside until I become too tired to continue. I’ve spent far more than a little time in these personal caverns, and this piece explores some of what I’ve discovered in there. There are some days, though, that I have a hard time remembering where the entrance was.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - May 18 2018

Joseph Foster Harkins

composer