Lawrence Dillon’s Sparkling in the Dark for saxophone, bassoon and electronics will be performed by the Post-Haste Reed Duo, bassoonist Javier Rodriguez and saxophonist Sean Fredenburg in two performances – Thursday, November 15 – 10:25 AM at the 2012 ATMI/CMS/NASM Joint Meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California, and on Saturday, November 17 – 7:00 PM at Thelma Schnitzer Hall in Eugene, Oregon as part of Future Music Oregon.

The composer writes about the work, “Early in my composition career, I made a conscious decision to focus on acoustic, rather than electronic, music. At the time, the effort required to keep up with advances in technology seemed all-consuming, with very little benefit.”

“In the Winter of 2010, I started hearing an elusive sound in my mind. When I analyzed what I was hearing in my imagination, I realized that it was a combination of bassoon and soprano saxophone over a constantly shifting, ringing accompaniment. It became clear that the only way this aural idea could be shared would be through an electroacoustic presentation. With the patient assistance of my colleague Michael Rothkopf, I dove into unfamiliar waters during the Summer of 2011 – waters I hadn’t splashed in for over thirty years — and the result was Sparkling in the Dark.”

The November 15 performance will also include music by Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Joshua Keeling and Simon Hutchinson. More about the event and the ATMI/CMS/NASM Joint Meeting at

The November 17 concert also features works by Ter Veldhuis, Keeling and Hutchinson. Tickets are $7 ($5 Students). More about Future Music Oregon at

Visit the Post-Haste Reed Duo at

Lawrence Dillon’s music is published by American Composers Alliance – Visit his website at

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