for Baritone Saxophone and Percussion

2 performing scores


In Leviathan (2014-15), baritone saxophone split-tones and cymbal multiphonics collide in the creation of a newly-formed and unpredictable musical language, which responds to recent mathematical research in dynamical systems. Written exclusively for one particular cymbal to be played with a hybrid bass bow/metal reibstock, various harmonics are generated through the placement of a Tibetan singing bowl in different positions on the cymbal’s surface in combination with changing the bow’s contact angle. I am grateful for so many helpful conversations with scapegoat, mathematicians Lasse Rempe-Gillen and Alexandre DeZotti (University of Liverpool), and support from RNCM Research and The Leverhulme Trust (Artist in Residence Scheme).

Leviathan lasts approximately 12 minutes, and is dedicated to scapegoat (Joshua Hyde and Noam Bierstone) and first performed by them as part of the scapegoat North American Tour May 2015 (Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago and New York). Leviathan received its European premiere at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2015 (scapegoat / hcmf shorts) and is recorded by scapegoat on NMC Recordings [D219].

© Emily Howard 2015

Additional Information

Item Number: EP73338
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 36
Publication Date: 01/03/2019
Barcode: 9790577017815
ISMN: 979-0-57701-781-5
Format: 297x420mm
Instrumentation: Bsax, Perc (Suspended Cymbal, Bass Bow/Reibstock, Tibetan Singing Bowl)


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