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CARBON WHITE

 

2016 |  SOLO MARIMBA

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

 

Carbon White for solo marimba was written in 2017, with revisions made in 2021. The piece explores a short motive that was in my mind in the summer of 2016, before I arrived at the University of Iowa. I struggled to find a place where this melody could thrive and eventually found it’s place on the solo marimba. The structure explores this melody through register and tonal modulations – while creating contrast and context with a second theme that appears in the middle of the piece. My intensions were to write a work that represented something my parents could enjoy listening to

Dedicated to percussionist, Christopher Wilson.