© 2019 Erik Griswold.

Carpentaria (2014)

Saxophone orchestra.  5:00.

Carpentaria is an imagined musical landscape.  The textures in my composition were inspired by the sandy terrain, the swollen waterways, and azure waters of far north Queensland.  The piece alternates between two sections:  a gentle, rolling wave-like theme, and a more rhythmic and funky riff that builds to a climax at the end. Carpentaria is composed for the Queensland Con Sax Orchestra, who have showed amazing energy and commitment to new music!

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Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra with support from Australia Council.  Premiered 29 May 2015, Ian Hangar Recital Hall, Brisbane.