Commission: New Thread Quartet
Instrumentation: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Duration: 13 minutes
cryptonym noun /ˈkriptəˌnim/
definition: a secret name
The work cryptonym: is inspired by Singlish and other languages and dialects spoken in Singapore. Code-mixing and the merging of languages and dialects is a uniquely Singlish trait. The three saxophone quartets — homonym (2013), heteronym/ (2016) and cryptonym: (2018) may be performed one after another.
September 8 2018 | New Thread Quartet | DiMenna Center, New York, NY
November 21 2018 | New Thread Quartet | Ingalls Recital Hall, Jersey City, NJ
December 1 2018 | New Thread Quartet | St Matthews Lutheran Church, Jersey City, NJ
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