Silent Prisms (2002) for saxophone was written for saxophonist Paul Wehage and is dedicated to
composer Philip Goddard.
The work is a continuous transformation of aspects of a single sonority (the opening chord)
throughout the entire work -- as if reflected through a prism. The prism is "silent", however, and
thus what results is not a burst of varied colors, but rather a focused and mystical contemplation
on a single idea.
Throughout the work, the piano presents a consistent pattern of repeated chords, always
independent from the saxophone.