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Straphanger (2012)

tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone, 8′


  • Consortium Directors:
    Ogni Suono — Noa Even & Phil Pierick

    Consortium Members:
    Po-Fang Chang & Pin-Hua Chen
    John Cummins & Elissa Kana
    Jesse Dochnahl & Sara Kind
    Adam Estes & Matthew Younglove
    Jennifer Grantham & Kevin Norton
    Kathleen Guarna & Matthew Johnson
    Ethan King & Adam Wooten
    Matthew Kobberstad & Cameron Miller
    Bandersnatch — Ryan Lemoine & Brian
    Ngo Alex Sellers & Don-Paul Kahl
    Amigo Duo — Tak Chiu Wong & Leslie Wong

  • Straphanger is inspired by Diego Rivera’s 1931 mural-style painting Frozen Assets. The painting’s three scenes of Great Depression life in New York City inform Straphanger’s structure, timbre, and register. The first movement, Drudge, is derived from Rivera’s depiction of the commuting middleclass dwarfed by oppressive skyscrapers. Underclass references the middle of the painting, where the homeless, many of whom provided inexpensive labor to build the city, are warehoused in a steel and glass shed. The final movement, Robber Barons, is centered on the bottom third of the painting. Here, the wealthy preside over their fortunes in an underground bank vault. Hidden away from mainstream society, they appear indifferent to the inequality they perpetuate.
  • 11/16/12 | Ian Dicke in London, Ontario | Western University
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    01/09/13 | Ian Dicke in Windsor, Ontario | University of Windsor
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    01/11/13 | Ian Dicke in Toledo, Ohio | ADJ-ective New Music
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    02/21/13 | Ian Dicke in Houston, Texas | University of Houston
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    02/22/13 | Ian Dicke in Nacogdoches, Texas | Stephen F. Austin State University
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    02/23/13 | Ian Dicke in Huntsville, Texas | Sam Houston State University
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    03/03/13 | Ian Dicke in Bowling Green, Ohio | BGSU NASA Conference
    Prestalgia Duo, saxophones
    05/09/13 | Ian Dicke in Cambridge, Massachusetts | The Lily Pad
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    05/10/13 | Ian Dicke in Brooklyn, New York | The Firehouse Space
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    05/11/13 | Ian Dicke in Baltimore, Maryland | Gallery 788
    Ogni Suono, saxophones
    08/11/13 | Ian Dicke in Cincinnati, Ohio | Northside Tavern
    Prestalgia Duo, saxophones
    01/16/14 | Ian Dicke in Bowling Green, Ohio | Clazel Theatre
    Ogni Suono
    01/17/14 | Ian Dicke in Ada, Ohio | Ohio Northern University
    Ogni Suono
    01/18/14 | Ian Dicke in Kent, Ohio | Kent State University, Ludwig Recital Hall
    Ogni Suono
    02/06/14 | Ian Dicke in Fairmont, West Virginia | Fairmont State University
    Ogni Suono
    02/07/14 | Ian Dicke in Morgantown, West Virginia | West Virginia University
    Ogni Suono
    02/08/14 | Ian Dicke in University Park, Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania State University
    Ogni Suono
    02/09/14 | Ian Dicke in Selinsgrove, PA, Pennsylvania | Susquehanna University
    Ogni Suono
    03/21/14 | Ian Dicke in Urbana, Illinois | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    North American Saxophone Alliance Conference
    Ogni Suono
    10/16/14 | Ian Dicke in Bowling Green, Ohio | Clazel Theatre
    Noa Even and Matt Younglove, saxophones
    03/24/15 | Ian Dicke in Potsdam, New York | SUNY Potsdam
    Zach Shemon and Robert Young, saxophones
    03/27/15 | Ian Dicke in Boston, Massachusetts | Galatea Fine Art
    Boston Young Composers Ensemble (BYCE)
    03/29/15 | Ian Dicke in Atlanta, Georgia | Georgia State University
    Reese Burgan and Kyle White, saxophones
    03/30/15 | Ian Dicke in Denton, Texas | University of North Texas
    Chris Padilla and Kevin Ford, saxophones
    04/04/15 | Ian Dicke in Kansas City, Missouri | University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Zach Shemon and Robert Young, saxophones
    04/10/15 | Ian Dicke in Atlanta, Georgia | Georgia State University
    NASA Region 6 Conference
    Reese Burgan and Kyle White, saxophones
    04/11/15 | Ian Dicke in Kansas City, Missouri | The Buffalo Room
    Zach Shemon and Jan Faidley, saxophones
    09/06/15 | Ian Dicke in Cleveland, Ohio | The Bop Stop
    Ogni Suono
    09/26/15 | Ian Dicke in Appleton, Wisconsin | Lawrence Conservatory of Music
    Sumner Truax and Steve Jordheim, saxophones
    09/27/15 | Ian Dicke in Chicago, Illinois | Constellation
    Ogni Suono
    09/29/15 | Ian Dicke in Whitewater, Wisconsin | University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
    Ogni Suono
    10/03/15 | Ian Dicke in Oshkosh, Wisconsin | University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
    Ogni Suono
    10/04/15 | Ian Dicke in Appleton, Wisconsin | Lawrence Conservatory of Music
    Ogni Suono
    10/28/15 | Ian Dicke in North Canton, Ohio | Kent State University at Stark
    Ogni Suono
    02/10/16 | Ian Dicke in Riverside, California | The Culver Center
    Ogni Suono
    02/12/16 | Ian Dicke in San Francisco, California | Center for New Music
    Ogni Suono
    03/05/16 | Ian Dicke in Appleton, Wisconsin | Lawrence Conservatory of Music
    Colin Parsons and Sumner Truax, saxophones
    03/19/16 | Ian Dicke in Buffalo, New York | Dreamland Arts
    Ogni Suono
    03/20/16 | Ian Dicke in Rochester, New York | Rochester Brainery
    Ogni Suono
    03/22/16 | Ian Dicke in Potsdam, New York | SUNY Potsdam
    Ogni Suono
    04/09/16 | Ian Dicke in Statesboro, Georgia | Georgia Southern University
    Madison Couch and Trevor Goody, saxophones
    11/08/16 | Ian Dicke in Tempe, Arizona | Arizona State University
    Andrew Lammly and Dan Meadows, saxophones
    11/29/16 | Ian Dicke in San Antonio, Texas | University of Texas at San Antonio
    Rami El-Farrah and Sunil Gadgil, saxophones
    03/21/17 | Ian Dicke in San Antonio, Texas | University of Texas at San Antonio
    Anthony Flores and John Fahlund, saxophones
    04/01/17 | Ian Dicke in Whitewater, Wisconsin | University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
    Callie Barbeau and Cameron Vinson, saxophones