A major third consists of 9 different notes. (2018)

 

The compostion was commissioned by the Nordic Saxophone festival and was performed by 30 saxophonists in March 2018.

The major third is a keystone in western music theory and is artifically high pitched according to the tempered scale which is heavily embedded within western culture as well.

In this piece the major third is approached from a microtonal perspective, and thereby the normativity and cultural aspects of the major third is exposed.

Usually the major third covers an interval which can be subdivided into 5 halftones. In this case the major third is subdivided into 9 micro-tones, which generates interference, and makes the pieces a bodily experience.