Emily Howard speaks about composing Leviathan. Featuring mathematician Lasse Rempe-Gillen and scapegoat.
Leviathan (2014-15) for baritone saxophone and percussion was completed three months into Emily’s Leverhulme Residency at the Department of Mathematical Sciences in Liverpool. The piece grew out of an earlier collaboration between Emily and scapegoat (RNCM Research m62 Project 2013-15) and conversations between Emily and mathematicians Lasse Rempe-Gillen and Alexandre DeZotti (University of Liverpool). 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.
Leviathan 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). Watch Leviathan, performed by scapegoat in the Leverhulme Artist in Residence Presentation Event ‘Points of Convergence: Music meets Mathematics’ on 17 November 2015.
Leviathan (2015) for baritone saxophone and percussion by Emily Howard. Performed by scapegoat.
For further information about Leviathan see Emily's Personal webpages