for alto saxophone, electric guitar, piano, percussion, violoncello, and electric bass
bear brings the raw energy and drive of rock music to the concert hall. The piece was composed after hearing a concert of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. The piece is divided and subdivided into large and small sections featuring different sorts of sounds, with a middle that could be called “Berio’s anthem-rock.” The ideas of contrast and “load-bearing columns” (hence the title) are central to the music.
Score and Recording
Click the PDF icon below for a viewable score in PDF format. For a printable score and other performance materials, including the necessary software, please contact me.