they walked on stones that shattered worlds
marimba 4 hands
Dan Desimone and
July 24th, 2016
they walked on stones that shattered worlds was written for my good friends and collaborators, Dan Desimone and Ayami Okamura. I was honored to write them a piece for their debut tour as the Shiki Duo in Japan in the summer of 2016. they walked works as pensive sound world, separated by silence. The performers are asked to play the marimba with their knuckles and fingertips, giving the piece a very quiet dynamic threshold. They also intone specific pitches with their voices. The piece's main attribute is stillness.