Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

Obsidian, for two baritone saxophones, marimba (occasionally doubling woodblock), and piano (2015) – 14'

I. Chaos Legion
II. Double Canon
III. Purification Swing
Obsidian was written for saxophonist Taylor Scott Brooks. The first movement, Chaos Legion, is groovy, and its title is a reference to the fanfiction Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. The second movement is titled Double Canon, because it is one (saxes at three measures, at the minor sixth; marimba and piano at one measure, at the unison). The third movement, Purification Swing is somewhat influenced by electro-swing and brasshouse, and is titled in reference to the game OFF.

Recording and score

Recording by Taylor Scott Brooks, Sean Campbell, baritone saxophones; Christina Manceor, percussion; Sean William Calhoun, piano