Agnes’ Terms

This piece was probably one of the most challenging compositions I ever wrote. I have never created a score with this much dissosance in a relatively short form. I remember struggling with liking it, yet I pushed on and we performed the piece. I decided to forget about it for a year.

After listening to it again after a period of time I fell in love with it. I think the lesson here is ‘less thinking, more doing’. You can get in touch with me if you’d like the score.

This performance was recorded on April 23, 2019 in New England Conservatory, Boston.

NEC Jazz Workshop Composers Orchestra.
Composed by Engin Ozsahin.
Photo by Cem DinlenmiƟ.
 
JCWO Musicians in this performance:
 
Shun Kumagai – Alto Sax
Jesse Beckett Herbert – Alto Sax, (Soloist)
Daniel Bitran – Tenor Sax
Andrew Bedard – Tenor Sax
 
Nick Suchecki – Baritone Sax
Jeff Cox – Trumpet
Alex Quinn – Trumpet
Massimo Paparello – Trumpet
Matthew Kelly – Trumpet
 
Haoran Li – Trombone
Nick Rosario – Trombone
Tyler Bonilla – Trombone
Dorian Tate – Bass Trombone
 
Eric Krouse – Piano
Carlos Heredia – Guitar
Tyler Wagner – Upright Bass
Charlie Weller – Drums