duration: 4min 
instrumentation: soprano saxophone, piano and two percussionists
premiere: Zeitgeist; Studio Z, Saint Paul, MN on 06/20/2008
commissioned: Zeitgeist


799coverIn 2008, Zeitgeist new music ensemble asked thirty Minnesota composers (one for each year of Zeitgeist’s existence) to write 150-second long pieces (one second for each year of Minnesota’s existence as a state) as a kind of double celebration event.

The results—a long-exposure picture of Minnesota’s longlively compositional scene in the first decade of the new millennium, or simply perhaps thirty love letters to Zeitgeist—transcend the occasion. These are miniatures that refuse to be confined by the label.

One of the pieces on this 2-CD set is Heitzeg’s American Indian Movement (No Reservations)

Featured musicians
  • Zeitgeist:
    Heather Barringer, percussion
    Patti Cudd, percussion
    Pat O’Keefe, woodwinds
    Shannon Wettstein, piano