re[sou]nding for marimba and piano (2013)
re[sou]nding is energetic and rhythmically charged. The word “resounding” means producing a resonant sound that has a long decay, which can be illustrated by the dissonant piano chords prolonged with repeated notes on the marimba, or with fast-running marimba passages filled with resonating piano interior sounds. The piece also features a wide range on both instruments. It explores the extremities of the instruments’ decay property and blending synergy.
Taken out the letters “sou” from “resounding”, the word “rending” means tearing apart. This refers particularly to the middle section, with the collective pitches from the outer sections torn apart here in different ways, and subsequently reassembled to form contrasting harmonies and textures. The piece ends with additional repeated notes on the piano to create a reminiscence or echo effect of the similar sonority from the first section.
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