Rhythm Dance - for marimba solo
Dedicated to Katarzyna Mycka
5:00 min. - 4 mallets
Rhythm Dance was composed for an e-marimba, or C-marimba.
Alternative proposals for the F-marimba version will be the central issue.
When composing Rhythm Dance I had the image of an oriental dancer with a tambourine in mind, the shape could come from a tale from the Thousand and One Nights. "The introduction tells the beginning of the dance. Graceful dancer who appears in the circle of spectators. With short movements they begin their game. upon receipt design your rhythmic language transforms in odd time signatures. This rhythm corresponds to the essence of the dancer and the dance unfold. motives appear, be interrupted, redirected and reformed. then calm down the movements the dancer to but once again in an odd rhythm towards the end, rear up.
© 1998 by Benjamin Wittiber
Drawing Title: Sabine-Juliane Roth
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