The Mazama Saxophone Quartet
|Rhett Bender||Soprano saxophone|
|Jamie Krull||Alto saxophone|
|Vicki Purslow||Tenor saxophone|
|Steve Davidson||baritone saxophone|
The Mazama Saxophone Quartet takes its name from a Southern Oregon landmark and National Park better known as Crater Lake. Mazama is derived from a Native American word, meaning 'mountain goat'. The MSQ members Rhett Bender, soprano and Vicki Purslow, tenor are professors of music at Southern Oregon University and perform with adjunct instructor Steve Davidson, tenor and SOU student, Jamie Krull, alto. The Quartet has performed at both regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the XIIIth World Saxophone Congress, Oregon Music Educators Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Green Show, and toured Mexico in 2001 and Sichuan, China in 2005; the China Music Trade Show in Shanghai and Yantai in 2007, and Chengdu, China again in 2011. The Quartet plays on Yamaha Saxophones and Rhett Bender is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
ScatterTime - I'lana S. Cotton
For over 20 years, I'lana cotton was on the music faculty of the College of San Mateo, in California, and is the author of "Music of the Moment: A Graded Approach to the Art of Keyboard Improvisation," available from New Music Publications. An active member of NACUSA (National Association of Composers, USA), She holds an M.A. in composition from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she studied with Paul Reale and Elaine Barkin,
Cinema Chimera - Mark Eliot Jacobs
Cinema Chimera In Greek mythology, a chimera is a terrifying she-beast - part lion, part goat, part serpent, and all monster! The movements of the work are conceived as miniature monster movies, not soundtracks for movies, but the movies themselves! No lighting, no costumes, no pit, no pendulum - just monsters going about their business.