Jonathan Golove, Closely Related Fungi (1996)

Closely Related Fungi (1996), Jonathan Golove

"Closely Related Fungi takes as its point of departure the strong similarities in tone color between the instruments of the saxophone family (especially the case with the members of the wonderfully blended ASQ, who inspired the work's composition). As the piece develops, differences in the playing styles of the individual players are made increasingly apparent to the listener. This process of differentiation mirrors that which the amateur mushroom hunter must undergo in learning to distinguish good edible species from poisonous relatives or look-a-likes! Read more »

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