Andriessen - Workers Union

Andriessen - Workers Union

This tremendously energetic marathon of a work is for any 'loud sounding' group of instruments. Rhythm is the tyrant in this work and must be adhered to at all times. All of the rhythms are in unison, aside from a few binary splits and a brief pitched passage at the conclusion. At all other times pitch choices are at the performers' discretion and when executed aright should yield fascinating harmonies. Standard scales should be avoided at all times and this creates a dense and terrifying polyphony, or perhaps a meta-monophony as the lines grind along, somehow glued together and yet uncompromisingly dissonant. The work is ideally suited to saxophone ensembles with their homogenous timbre and grunting dexterity.