Performed by Peter Hess at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, on 9 February 2018. Here, the work appears as the first movement of a four-movement saxophone quartet.
An Inscrutable Premonition is a work for solo alto saxophone. It was originally written as the first movement of ‘An Affliction’ for saxophone quartet (available separately). This short, atmospheric piece utilizes extended techniques including multiphonics, quarter tone glissandi, flutter tongue, altissimo and abrupt dynamic shifts.