solo violin (grade 2), string orchestra or piano
saxophone choir (sopranino, 2 sopranos, 3 altos, 2 tenors, 2 baritones, bass)
Premiered by the Trinity Laban Saxophone Choir at Blackheath Halls on 4 November 2016.
This was was written in collaboration with GCSE students from Deptford Green secondary school. After teaching them about minimalism – specifically the music of Steve Reich and Terry Reily – I worked with students to help them compose their own melodies. I then used these melodies as the basis for Punch, showing the students how their melodies could be structured in the minimalist style.