The Red and White Suite was written for Maja Radovanlija and Guido Sanchez. This suite is modelled after Bach’s keyboard partitas, especially the 4th in D major. Each of the five movements follows the traditional dance forms of the Baroque suite, but only just. Though they retain the binary form, I took a great deal of licence in terms of what I could do within that form. The Ouverture, for example, begins with the traditional dotted rhythms of the French overture, but is followed by a jagged, decidedly non-fugal fast section that owes more to Berio than to Bach.