Composer: Bixler, David
Publisher: Imagine Music
for oboe, bassoon, and piano
by David Bixler- American composer
From the composer:
On occasion I have been asked to composer 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 Nelson and Nermis Mieses to write piece for their performance at the 2014 IDRS convention in New York City, 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 to 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.