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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Bradley Karas

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Name: Bradley Karas
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Watson
Presentation Title: US Premiere of Keaton Garrett's 'dissolve'
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 10

I got the idea for this piece while watching an Alka-Seltzer dissolve into water. I realized most of the music I’ve been writing recently follows a similar trend to this in that musical lines emerge from a texture and then dissolve into it. dissolve begins by building a solvent via the extensive use of an undulating subtone texture that changes slightly each time new material is added. Solid masses of music to melt into the subtone texture. Eventually the solutes take over once all the ingredients have been entered, and the piece continues through an exploration of the different facilities of the saxophone as well as development of ideas that had been deposited during the first part of the piece.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Ellie Parker Alto Saxophone Ellie Parker is a British saxophonist who performs regularly throughout Europe and the USA including . . .
Bradley Karas Alto Saxophone Bradley Karas is a saxophonist from Grand Rapids, Michigan He has been featured with the Georgia Sta . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
dissolve Keaton Garrett 9