sure baby, mañana
for Trpt/Flgn, Tenor Sax., Trmb., Vln., Vla., Piano four-hands
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"Sure baby, mañana. It was always mañana. For the next few weeks that was all I heard––mañana a lovely word and one that probably means heaven."
--Jack Kerouac, On the Road
I first saw this text in a word painting by the California artist, Ed Ruscha. There was so much brazen confidence in this phrase, but it was coupled with a surprising romanticism. It instantly caught my eye. Inspired by L.A. Signal Lab and Aperture Duo's energy and unique sound, I was attracted to depicting these contrasting moods in a piece that could bring these eclectic groups together. (2016)