Commercial Music (2012)

II. Drummin’ Bass
III. Tech, No?


Bb clar., alto sax., vcl.

Program Notes
Commercial Music is a set of three miniatures, each lasting less than one minute. I conceived of these pieces while thinking about how we perceive commercials on television and radio. We never get a break from sight or sound in either television or radio; between all of the scheduled programming is more scheduled programming, in the form of advertisements. The first movement of Commercial Music is performed on stage, like a typical performance. The other two movements will be performed between other works on the program, and at different locations around the performance space. There will be no notice before these movements – they will just happen.