Andrew Robson (Composer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition


This creative research project investigated the ways in which a jazz-based, non-diatonic harmonic language can be stated and shared (in range and texture) between two saxophones (alto and tenor) and a double bass in the performance of an original composition. This composition reveals ways in which harmonic information can be distributed among the members of a small ensemble without the presence of a chordal instrument.

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, double bass, drums.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Requires the ability to improvise over a non-diatonic chord progression
Commission note: Palisade was composed for the Evans/Robson Quartet. A group co-led by Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson, featuring Brett Hirst on double bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.
First performance: by Andrew Robson, Sandy Evans, Brett Hirst, Hamish Stuart — 20 Jul 22. Mary's Underground, Sydney
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Australian Music Centre
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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