for soprano saxophone and percussion (c. 6')
Cradle to Crypt is about transitions. The music floats between more rhythmic metric time, and free flowing fluid time. The soprano saxophone and vibraphone alternate between the two times, sometimes sharing the same rhythm, and other times creating a dialogue between the two. Using pitch bends and shaking tremolos as a starting point, the duo begins to weave in and out of each other, with sharp interjections scattered throughout. The piece ends with the two voices finally agreeing on one singular idea.
written for and premiered by Erin Roger and Chris Graham of Hypercube in collaboration with Charlotte New Music