Rhythms for Marimba & Piano

For marimba & piano — 1996 — 7 minutes[jwplayer config=”Custom Player” mediaid=”116″]

Rhythms for Marimba & Piano is loosely based on rhythms and formal structures from Afro-Cuban rumba. I wanted to see if I could write a piece held together more by groove than by harmonic and melodic development.

Premiered December 8, 1996 in New York by Chris Nappi, marimba & Lisa Crowder, piano.
(Recorded by the same performers October 10, 1997.)