:: Rain Dances ::

Rain Dances - for solo alto saxophone and live electronics - was commissioned by the Workers Union Ensemble at the Leeds Festival, March 2011, performed by Ellie Steemson.

I wanted to explore the wide spectrum of emotions provoked by rain and rainfall, placing the saxophone in a world of drizzling, trickling, gurgling and occasional downpour, landscaped by melodic/harmonic arches.