Hidden Surfaces

for Marimba and 4 Almglocken (2020)

Duration: 8'

Commissioned by percussionist Oliver Xu through a grant from the Eastman Institute for Music Leadership. In various ways throughout the piece, the  almglocken sounds “hide” inside the marimba sounds. Sometimes the marimba encases the almglocken timbre within a sustained roll; sometimes these rolls bloom open to expose the almglocken’s resonance that had been hidden inside.