Vectors is a piece that explores the notion of stacking similar sounds as close as possible and then stretching them to incredibly contrasting extremes. The piece was conceptualized as having three parts that function in this way. The alto saxophone and clarinet sound very similar in some respects but have the ability to sound very different. With this in mind I sampled the two instruments and used these samples in the electronic part. None of the sounds in the electronics have any other source. In doing so, all three parts are connected timbrally. The work is an exploration on moving these three elements in this way.
Vectors was composed for my friends Pedro Alliprandini and Charles Young.