Many Spent Thoughts

Sonja Hannington

This was written for the Original of the Month Challenge on Sax on the Web to write a solo, unaccompanied piece. I play only tenor saxophone on one track. I used various reverbs and delays. I also used a device called Polar in Reason that is a pitch shifter, chorus and widener to add contrast to the sections.

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Miss Daydreams

Sonja Hannington

I wrote this for the Original of the Month Challenge on Sax On the Web. I play flute and some alto fills and used Kontakt instruments including Pharlight impovisational choir, Maschine drums, another synth from my Reason rack and a plucked acoustic guitar. I used sus chords for this blues, first introduced by John Coltane and his tune called, "Mr.

I wrote this for the Original of the Month Challenge on Sax On the Web. I play flute and some alto fills and used Kontakt instruments including Pharlight impovisational choir, Maschine drums, another synth from my Reason rack and a plucked acoustic guitar. I used sus chords for this blues, first introduced by John Coltane and his tune called, "Mr. Day."

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You Baffle Me

Sonja Hannington

Written for SOTW for the Original of the Month "Write a Blues Tune" challenge. I play tenor on this and used Kontakt instruments including Abbey Road Modern Drummer, Scarbee A-200 Synth, Session Horns and Prime Bass.

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Pisco Punch

Sonja Hannington

I wrote this for the Sax on the Web "Original of the Month" challenge for April: Write a Two-Chord Original. It is a funk tune and I play tenor. I used several sounds from my Kontakt library including funk guitarist, prime bass, tight kit, funk organ and a synth pad for the B section. **note: Pisco Punch is a drink made from pisco, lemon juice,

I wrote this for the Sax on the Web "Original of the Month" challenge for April: Write a Two-Chord Original. It is a funk tune and I play tenor. I used several sounds from my Kontakt library including funk guitarist, prime bass, tight kit, funk organ and a synth pad for the B section. **note: Pisco Punch is a drink made from pisco, lemon juice, sugar, fresh pineapple, and gum arabic. Rudyard Kipling wrote of the drink that it was "compounded of the shavings of cherub's wings, the glory of a tropical dawn, the red clouds of sunset and the fragments of lost epics by dead masters," while others wrote that "it tastes like lemonade but comes back with the kick of a roped steer," and that "it makes a gnat fight an elephant." Maybe it deserves more than two chords!

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Odd Little Waiters

Sonja Hannington

I originally composed this for alto saxophone and marimba, but this arrangement uses various synthesizers and a percussion engine (PercX). I play alto saxophone and synths.

Sounds: The intro starts with multiple rack devices combined in a sound called “Drop Zone” since it loosely emulates a helicopter. This is layered with a sound called “Digital

I originally composed this for alto saxophone and marimba, but this arrangement uses various synthesizers and a percussion engine (PercX). I play alto saxophone and synths.

Sounds: The intro starts with multiple rack devices combined in a sound called “Drop Zone” since it loosely emulates a helicopter. This is layered with a sound called “Digital Rain” in a spectral synth using fourths in the harmony. The alto comes in and is processed through a multi-effects combinator that, among other things, pans delay right and left. There is then a (“Gtr. Trm Edge”) line added as well as another synth sound (“Dynamo”). There's a quirky synth (“Certifiably Insane”) for a segue with a few edgier chords. You'll then hear a “Cimematic Choir” in the background with a minimal pizzicato cello line. There's another spectral synth named “Neptune” that compliments a sparser section with percussive elements towards the end, and then less and less percussion to end.

The title imagines short waiters at a fancy restaurant wearing traditional white uniforms rushing around serving customers in more and more of a frenzy!

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Understand Now?

This is an original and I play alto saxophone, flute, alto flute and synths. Recorded by me at home.

Sounds: For the intro I used an ominous sound called "Alien Bell" along with PercX a virtual percussion engine that is used throughout. There are two main sections and the idea is to present a motive and then develop it by adding layers and building percussion elements. The first section uses a sound called "Amb Vox" and a pad called "Steel Pad" as well as a bass, "Yell O Jaquet". A "Fade in Bell" sound segues to the next section that has a busier melody. The layers continue with a chime type sound called "2 AM Revelation". Flute is added and a "Vibrano" sound for contrast. The outro is a minimal improvised line- just saxophone and the chime sound. 

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