Impressions of …

In 2013, Rob embarked on the project ‘Impressions of …’, composing music drawing on his eclectic musical background, and evoking memories of the places he’s visited on his many travels. This is an on-going project resulting in compositions for various instrumentations, built around the saxophone. The following are examples of a few of the pieces.

Machu Picchu Part 1

Machu Picchu Part 1, is a rework of the bass clarinet intro to the first composition for the Impressions of project. Written ten years after my visit to the mysterious city, it conjures up the atmosphere I felt during my time there.

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Beagle Channel

Situated at the tip of South America this strait divides Argentina and Chile, and is home to some of the southernmost settlements in the world. This piece depicts both the beauty and wildness of the Beagle Channel.

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Arrival In Svolvaer

After leaving the 2011 Molde Jazz Festival I travelled north on the coastal ferry to Svolvaer on the Lofoten Islands. Arrival In Svolvaer is a tone poem written in 2015 inspired by the latter part of this journey.

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The Journey Home

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Beach Hut 49

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