Dying Ain’t Bad Y’all
for Tenor Saxophone and pre-recorded text, January 2007
Dying Ain’t Bad Y’all was one of 2 commissions by the 2007 International Push Festival. It was inspired by the famed work GRAB IT by Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis. It features the voice of a pentecostal preacher synchronized with a lone tenor saxophone, resulting in a driving duet propelled by a spirited African American cadential speech melody. Funky? Damn, yesss!
Performed by Colin MacDonald February 2nd, 2007