Butterfly Joint

Butterfly Joint (2017)
for alto saxophone, bass clarinet, piano, electronics, tactile transducers with resonating metals, and light sculpture installation

Commissioned by Christopher Kirkpatrick

A butterfly joint is a type of joint used either to hold two or more wooden boards together, or to keep two halves of a board that have already started to split from splitting further.  The wood used for the butterfly is usually a contrasting wood, often walnut.