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Drill, Baby, Drill (2010)

for alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, 5′


  • commissioned by the Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles

    Drill, Baby, Drill was commissioned by the Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles and is scored for three saxophones and fixed media.  The piece reflects on the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 through sounds of industry and political speeches.  Throughout the work, the instruments and electronic audio spin a series of developing variations as the ironic, yet popular 2008 campaign catch phrase repeats ad infinitum.

  • 10/30/10 | Ian Dicke in New Orleans, Louisiana | LaTex Festival, Tulane University
    Bhob Rainey, Tony Dagradi, and John Doheny, saxophones
    10/31/10 | Ian Dicke in Chicago, Illinois | Green Mill
    The Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles
    11/19/10 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | EARS, University of Texas at Austin
    Liz Love, Michael Evans, and Walter Nichols, saxophones
    11/17/12 | Ian Dicke in Bowling Green, Ohio | Bowling Green State University
    Abby Brown, Dan Frakes, and Jake Kopcienski, saxophones
    02/19/17 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | Blanton Museum of Art
    Bel Cuore Quartet
    02/25/17 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | St. Matthew’s Episcopal
    Austin Saxophone Ensemble
    03/08/17 | Ian Dicke in Detroit, Michigan | Wayne State University
    03/20/17 | Ian Dicke in Winston-Salem, North Carolina | University of North Carolina School of the Arts