by Colin Holter
John Cummins (alto saxes) and Scottie Wright (tenor saxes)
Two ideas informed the speculation that led to It Plays You: ﬁrst, the somewhat mystical tradition of post-bop virtuosity in which the instrument may be said to be playing the performer rather than vice versa; second, the media furore that holds popular entertainment such as music, cinema, and video games responsible for the criminal behavior of children. The conﬂuence of these ideas lies in the uncertain freedom of ostensibly free play.
About Colin: Colin is a composer and writer on music based in Minneapolis.