Reuben Derrick

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Reuben plays his tenor saxophone, holding out and up he projects the sound strongly. The world is red
Artist Bio Text

Reuben Derrick is a saxophonist, clarinettist, improviser and composer. His work encompasses interdisciplinary collaboration with instrumentalists, songwriters, actors, dancers and sound sculptors, as well as solo performance. His improvisational work traverses melody and noise, and pulse and texture, in ways that engage space and occasion. His composition focuses on sound design, pieces for ensembles and environmental sound. He regularly performs and records, in a multitude of contexts, with many of Aotearoa’s most exciting and innovative musicians. In recent years he has also worked in Europe, Australia and Sri Lanka.