Axamer Folio (2015)
for saxophone and drumset


Axamer Folio is a modular network of 24 pieces for saxophone and drumset, with no pre-set order, form, or duration.

The individual pieces (which include duos, solos, and duos that can be separated and combined with other pieces)
project a small number of musical objects in an extremely diverse range of performative and notational contexts,
from rigorously specified to indeterminate, graphic, and text scores; from tightly synchronized duo music to phasing loops,
list structures, and free improvisation. The result is a kind of self-similar labyrinth of possibilities, within which the performers trace a path.

Axamer Folio
 is dedicated to Anthony Braxton and Mathias Spahlinger.


The work consists of the following pieces:


Solos


(for saxophone)
AMPASS (*)
KREITH
  (alt. GRIES AM BRENNER)
PATSCH*

(for drumset)
IGLS
GÖTZENS*
RAITIS (*)

Duos

AXAMS
AXAMER-LIZUM
MEDRAZ
BIRGTIZ
ARZL - THAUR - RINN
KÜHTAI

Paired / Separable Duos

VÖLS* - LANS*
ALDRANS* - SISTRANS*
INZIG* - RANGGEN*
TULFES - TELFES
NEDER - MIEDERS


*- 'Frame-compatible' pieces. All written in the same tempo and metrical structure, and can be combined in multiple permutations.