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Dr. Brian Perez performs in World Premiere of “Eulerian Circles”

Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dr. Brian Perez and Dr. Daniels Adams

On Saturday, January 12, Dr. Brian Perez, director of Jazz Studies, performed the world premiere of “Eulerian Circles” in Washington D.C. The piece, composed for Dr. Perez by Texas Southern University composition professor Dr. Daniels Adams, is described by Dr. Adams as “a beautiful soundscape for unaccompanied saxophone that winds and expands its way through many of the extended techniques of saxophone.”
Every semester, faculty present a recital and Dr. Adams asked Dr. Perez to play one of his pieces. Over the summer, Dr. Adams wrote a piece specifically for Dr. Perez and Dr. Perez applied to have the piece premiered at the International Saxophone Symposium in Washington D.C. “The proposal was accepted and so I got the opportunity to go out there and present the piece,” said Perez.
“It was a great honor to have a piece written just for me,” said Perez. “I’ve commissioned pieces before but this is the first time that a composer has specifically wanted to write a piece just for me without me soliciting it first,” Perez said composing a piece is a very time-heavy project that takes a lot of dedication, so he appreciates the work Dr. Adams put into it.
In the future, Dr. Perez and Dr. Adams hope to record more of Dr. Adams’ work at the recording studio at TSU and document some of the pieces.

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Last updated: 03/07/2019