Richie Greene, He Said, She Said
American, b. 1992, playing from Portland, OR, USA
Born and raised in Hawaii, 21 year old, Richie Greene has composed a wide scope of music for ensembles and soloists including the Ansae Ensemble, Teacups Music, Will Gibbs and Jane Botieff. Greene has also lent his skills as performer, arranger and conductor to Cody ChestnuTT, Parenthetical Girls, Nick Jaina, and Stelth Ulvang of the band the Lumineers.
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He Said, She Said is a piece for saxophone, piano, and synth bass written to explore and interpret the abstract though relatable colors and designs presented through watercolor painting. This piece was written for Linse Sullivan on alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
Working around these restrictions were very exciting to me. The moment I saw the water color painting I was to interpret, I fell in love with it, immediately making it my desktop background and staring at it daily. The most difficult thing was resisting to interpret the shapes in the painting in any literal way as I didn’t want to become carried away in a story I’ve projected onto it. Incorporating the altogether form, colors, and shape into a piece a music was confusing and awkward seeing as I’ve always approach a piece of music as a very linear experiential form of art and I was exploring a form based of off my reaction to an image.