for baritone saxiphone and fixed stereo electronics.
When I was growing up, I am pretty sure my parents had a slight obsession with caves. I mean the first, second, third, and even the fourth cave was pretty cool, but it certainly seemed that every time my parents passed some sort of mom and pop run cave on the road we to have a damp and dark adventure. In this experience I became very familiar with a certain type of dripstone made from calcium called a stalactite. Dripstone is an impression on the caves of my childhood as well as a portrait of the formations within. Sounds in the electronics are all made from sounds sampled from the saxophone and are manipulated using techniques such as granulation and filtering to create a unique space for the saxophone engage in a dialog.
Audio Recording: https://soundcloud.com/christopher-poovey/dripstone
Score Preview: https://issuu.com/chrispooveymusic/docs/dripstone_score_final_11_10
Dripstone has been performed in Seoul South Korea, Austin Texas, Bloomington Indiana, and Denton Texas.