Kenneth Wilkinson

saxophonist | composer | artistic researcher

Kenneth is a classical and jazz saxophonist, composer and artistic researcher. He is a founder member of the Quirk ensemble.

Research interests

His current interests look to the organic nature of timbre, embodiment, and the relationship between the psychophysical energies of the performer and the creation of sound. He also explores the inner- and outer-world tensions of the performer, looking towards a Jungian approach to the understanding of ‘a realm of innerness’ in relation to the individuation and evolution of the performer.

His research is situated in classical saxophone performance practice with an approach to artistic research drawing on methodologies described by Nelson, Candy and Skains, influenced by Adornis and the notion of constellation as a method of exposition. His current focus is an exploration organicism, embodiment, action-perception, and cognitive processes when using saxophone reeds.

Compositions

  • 2024 Triptych – Saxophone/s and Audio Layers
  • 2023 A Pocket Full of Mumbles – Saxophone Quartet
  • 2023 Three Angels – Solo Alto Saxophone and Audio Layers
  • 2022 Ravel String Quartet (arrangement) – Saxophone Quartet
  • 2019 Gambaro Quartet in D minor (arrangement) – Saxophone Quartet
  • 2018 Estudio Tongolele – Soprano Saxophone and Percussion (arrangement)
  • 2018 Sax Heroes – Audio for Geiss Saxophone Quartet (arrangement)
  • 2018 Clockwork – Solo Saxophone
  • 2017 Scintilla – Saxophone Quartet
  • 2016 Four Mechanism Studies – Alto Saxophone
  • 2016 Concatenation – Alto Saxophone
  • 2016 Cadenza – Alto Saxophone
  • 2015 Symbiodinium – Alto Saxophone
  • 2015 Plaza de Mayo – Trombone and Snare Drum
  • 2015 Play Like a Fly Sees
  • 2015 Fragile Dyads – Alto Saxophone
  • 2014 Mix2014 (after Cage)
  • 2013 Petrol – Wine Glasses, Percussion and Voice
  • 2013 Episode 2 – Upright Piano
  • 2013 Deafening Indifference – Solo Cello