Sax or Flute and Marimba (1991)
Like many of my pieces FRAME proceeds by the alternation of disparate blocks of music. As is the case in other works the pulse remains the same throughout the piece. Each block of material is developed in parrallel using a hefty amount of repetition and is modified, extended and truncated according to some peculiar number system. The reason for using this system was not arbitrary however, but designed to create and build tension and unpredictability throughout the piece. I hope, for your sake, that it works.