Links & Chains
About this work:
The title of this piece reflects the structure: many parts and motives are linked and looped together, forming chains. There are also missing links throughout the piece, spots where notes have been dropped out and placed in other parts of the piece or else lost entirely. The violin part is designed to be a showy and slightly virtuostic, coupled with a solid, ostinato-like marimba counterpart. Both parts utiliize flashy, extended techniques.
Year composed: 2000
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Marimba, 1 Violin
Instrumentation notes: For violin and marimba (six-mallet).