for alto saxophone, electric guitar, piano, percussion, violoncello, and electric bass

Composed: 2000
Duration: 7'

Program Notes

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

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Link to PDF of score