David Bixler

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Composer’s Notes

On occasion I have been asked to compose works by several of my colleagues at Bowling Green State University where I am the Director of Jazz Studies. When I was approached by Susan and Nermis last fall to write a piece for their performance at the 2014 IDRS convention in New York, I think there was a genuine curiosity, possibly coupled with a healthy amount of trepidation, in anticipation of what the "jazz guy" was going to do.  However, as an improviser and composer, I don't really think in terms of categories.  I made a genuine attempt to create music borne of its natural environment.  I was grateful for the time I spent with the ensemble that helped bring this piece to existence.  It was a fluid process in which I discovered (and was told) what worked and what didn't work as I became more familiar with the sounds and capabilities of these instruments.

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Composer’s Notes

On occasion I have been asked to compose works by several of my colleagues at Bowling Green State University where I am the Director of Jazz Studies. When I was approached by Susan and Nermis last fall to write a piece for their performance at the 2014 IDRS convention in New York, I think there was a genuine curiosity, possibly coupled with a healthy amount of trepidation, in anticipation of what the "jazz guy" was going to do.  However, as an improviser and composer, I don't really think in terms of categories.  I made a genuine attempt to create music borne of its natural environment.  I was grateful for the time I spent with the ensemble that helped bring this piece to existence.  It was a fluid process in which I discovered (and was told) what worked and what didn't work as I became more familiar with the sounds and capabilities of these instruments.

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Composer: David Bixler Instrumentation: Oboe, Bassoon & Piano
GTIN: CMS1418
MPN: CMS1418
SKU: CMS1418-D

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