Fast Love

duration: 8:00
instrumentation: Saxophone (alto or tenor or bari), Drum Set
premiere: November 4, 2018 // presented by Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project // Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH
premiere performer: Patchwork (Noa Even, bari sax; Stephen Klunk, drum set)
publisher: A-Town Publications (ASCAP) © 2018

Fast Love was commissioned by a consortium organized by:
Patchwork (Noa Even & Stephen Klunk)
Bent Frequency Duo Project (Jan Berry Baker and Stuart Gerber)
Ernster Hess Duo (Robert Hess – saxophone, Matthew Ernster – percussion)
Karen Yu and Calvin Wong

Featured recording: Patchwork (Noa Even & Stephen Klunk)

Notation/Technique Instructional VIDEO:

Program Note:
Fast Love explores matters-of-the-heart through 6 sections:
1. What is Love
2. What’s Love Got to Do With It
3. I’d Do Anything for Love
4. I Want to Know What Love Is
5. The Power of Love
6. All You Need is Love
—Erin Rogers (2018)

“Erin Rogers’ brand-new Fast Love (2018) let loose the composer’s penchant for humorous ideas filtered through elaborate noise-based means. Its section titles are borrowed from love-titled pop songs, but the sounds Even made — only some on her baritone saxophone — were almost primal in character. Klunk’s rubber-headed stick dragged across a drum head created an equally odd sound.”
—David Kulma, [Full article]

Fast Love is under exclusivity and currently unavailable for purchase.