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Hocket

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The debut album from Dionysus, Ali Wright and Dylan Ward, featuring music by living American composers for two saxophones. All works utilize the musical technique of "hocket", a "spasmodic or interrupted effect in medieval and contemporary music, produced by dividing a melody between two parts, notes in one part coinciding with rests in the other."

Jeu d'Esprit (2010) Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964)
Hocket (1992) Meredith Monk (b. 1942)
Cloud-Like (2014) Kirsten Broberg (b. 1979)
Piece in the Shape of a Square (1967) Philip Glass (b. 1937)
Staying the Night (2014) David Biedenbender (b. 1984)
Tachycardia (2014) Marc Mellits (b. 1966)

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released January 22, 2021

Ali Wright, alto and soprano saxophones
Dylan Ward, alto and soprano saxophones
Joe Tesoro, audio engineer
Colin Mosely, artwork and design
Recorded August 2019 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Dionysus Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Dionysus is an ensemble comprised of Ali Wright and Dylan Ward on saxophones, and
Juliana Witt on piano. Dionysus explores a plethora of genres, focusing on contemporary music. They have
performed and presented masterclasses internationally, including in venues such as Lincoln Center, Mesa Arts Center, and Interlochen Center for the
Arts. They were awarded a 2016 Avaloch Farm Institute residency.
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