push pins for alto sax (2021)

One day I was walking back to my office when my colleague John Nichol (whose office was right next door to mine at the time) stopped me and said “Look at this. Isn’t this kind of nice?” and he pointed to the arrangement of thumbtacks on my bulletin board. There wasn’t a particular pattern or design to them; they were just arranged around the board in a pointillistic fashion. John told me I should write him a piece based on the the placement of those pins. So I did.

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