— Solo Alto Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra with live Electronics —
Full Instrumentation:

alto sax
perc. (xylophone, vibraphone, tubular bells)
perc. (trap set, glockenspiel)
banjo-mandlin-ukelele (one player)
13 part handbell choir
alto melodica
bass melodica
vocal beat-boxer

(may also be performed as 1) alto sax plus electronics; 2) alto sax, perc., laptop; 3) alto sax, violin, 2 perc., laptop)

Voice House Publishing

Solo Sax with electronics version available from
Radnofsky-Couper Editions

Dragon was composed for SWARMIUS

Program Note:

Dragon (Premier Feb, 2011) Dragon – (2011) began with a request from SAXIMUS for a work inspired by J-Pop (Japanese Pop). Careful listening & observing SAXIMUS playing Super Mario Brothers, where a tenacious low-res avatar enthusiastically leaps & summersaults on a mission to what?…. led to the creation of this soundtrack to an imaginary video game, interlaced with the voices of Charlie Parker, Lady Gaga, Gershwin and Koji Kondo, Japanese composer who created the soundtracks to Super Mario Brothers & many other classic Japanese video games.


Dragon is dedicated to SAXIMUS

Joseph Martin Waters, Feb. 1, 2011

© 2011 Joseph Martin Waters
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