they walked on stones that shattered worlds      

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Instrumentation

marimba 4 hands

Commission

Shiki Duo:

Dan Desimone and 

Ayami Okamura

Completion

June 2016

Rome, Italy

Duration

11 mins

Premiere

July 24th, 2016

Osaka, Japan

About                                              

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.