7. Colin Stetson “All this I do for Glory”

Colin Stetson is one of the most influential saxophonists on the planet for me with regard to unique approach and ability to occupy different musical roles simultaneously in his playing. Through his use of extended techniques and manipulation of sound through extensive and creative use of different microphones and mixing techniques, he creates music that... Continue Reading →

6. Multiphonics 2

Fingerings/Classifications After discovering how and why multiphonics are produced on the saxophone, the next step is to discover all the possibilities (fingerings/air pressure/volume/ timbre etc.) and then learn/classify them in a way which allows you to think about them and apply them in a musical context. In my search, I was encouraged by German saxophonist... Continue Reading →

5. Multiphonics 1

What is a multiphonic? A multiphonic is a phenomenon where two (or more) distinctly perceivable pitches are produced simultaneously on an instrument which was built to generally only produce one fundamental pitch at a time - the saxophone being one example of such an instrument. Whilst the scope of my research does not cover in... Continue Reading →

4. DUO Sessions #1 w/Sebastian Stert (BAX)

I am excited to share the first in this continual series of "DUO Sessions" where I aim to put into practice the new techniques and language I am developing for my Masters study. Through reflection, these sessions will allow me to better understand my tendencies, strengths and weaknesses as an improviser and accompanist as well... Continue Reading →

3. John Zorn Solo @ November Music Festival

I had the pleasure of experiencing a solo saxophone set from one of my heroes John Zorn at the November Music Festival in 's-Hertogenbosch last year. John is an American composer/arranger/saxophonist/improviser who has one of the most eclectic and varied discographies I have ever attempted to dig into. He is perhaps most well known for... Continue Reading →

2. Andrew Ball “Forbidden Languages”

Despite coming all the way to the Netherlands to focus on this area of study, it is always nice to realise there are people doing great and imaginative things back home in Australia.  Andrew Ball is a saxophonist and composer from my hometown of Brisbane who is becoming an important and distinct voice in the... Continue Reading →

1. Introduction

Welcome to my blog! My name is Andrew Saragossi and I am a saxophonist from Brisbane, AUS. I am currently based in the Netherlands studying a Master of Music Performance degree at Conservatorium Maastricht. My main focus for this study/research is based around the concept of the saxophone as an accompanying instrument in jazz/improvised music.... Continue Reading →

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