About this work:
DEDUCTIBLE ROOMS (1982)
I have long been interested in the sound of the bowed marimba. Its peculiar "grainy" quality and somewhat melancholy tone are in sharp contrast to the instrument's usual percussive attack. Much of Deductible Rooms is a kind of duet for one player using mallets and bow simultaneously, and much of the work uses two bows. The work's form is rather loose; five sections differentiated by the relative weighting of sustained and percussive material. The music was freely composed within this simple scheme.
Year composed: 1982
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Percussion Ensembles
Instrumentation notes: Marimba solo with mallets and two bass bows