Electric Vortex (2013)

Electric Vortex (2013)

for wind ensemble featuring a jazz combo (alto sax, tenor sax or trombone; electric guitar; electric bass; drums)

This is a live recording from the performance by the Eastman Wind Ensemble under the direction of conductor Jared Chase.
Electric Vortex(2013) was written for consortium of 10 ensembles. I enjoy writing music for both jazz and classical musicians, and many of my compositions over the last three years have showcased these musicians performing together. When conductor Jared Chase approached me summer 2012 about writing a piece for both the Eastman Wind Orchestra and the Nazareth Wind Symphony to perform, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to write a piece for wind ensemble featuring the local jazz band, Bending and Breaking led by drummer Aaron Staebell. I envisioned writing a wind ensemble piece featuring Aaron’s band ever since he premiered my composition Uprising (2012) with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Bending and Breaking features: Wills McKenna, tenor saxophone; Wendy Eisenberg, electric guitar; Matt Krol, electric bass; and Aaron Staebell, drums.Additional members who performed with Bending and Breaking for the Nazareth College premiere were: Jake Wark, tenor saxophone; Matt Bevan-Perkins, vibraphone; and Tori Valente, congas. I wrote Electric Vortex to showcase this collaboration. Inspired by powerful images I found online of an electric vortex, I envisioned the improvisation group to be the ‘eye’ in this powerful whirlwind.

score and recording featuring tenor sax


Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Conductor Score: $20


To purchase parts, email info@jenniferbellor.com.
Electric Vortex was also performed at California State University East Bay featuring Mitch Butler on trombone.
Score featuring trombone:


Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Conductor Score: $20


To purchase parts, email info@jenniferbellor.com.
Featuring alto sax:


Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Conductor Score: $20


To purchase parts, email info@jenniferbellor.com.