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“Dusk-Line Runner” is a piece by Jake Miles that explores the power and facility of the saxophone in an intimate chamber setting. The piece aims to pay tribute to the instrument and its esoteric classical tradition in a lively, driving style, with a mood reminiscent of classic American film noir. The listener will hear the piano and saxophone chasing and teasing one another throughout the piece, maintaining a delicate balance between serious and whimsical.

Inspired by the characteristics of the saxophone itself, “Dusk-Line Runner” is quirky, beautiful, and fun.

Dusk-Line Runner


About the Artist

Jake Miles is a composer and saxophonist based in Southern California currently finishing his education at California State University, Fullerton. He composes for a wide range of ensembles with a particular interest in vocal music and text setting. His pieces have been performed by several ensembles at CSUF. Miles also has studied English and enjoys creative writing alongside his time spent composing.