ripples, for bass clarinet and marimba, takes its name and inspiration from marimba roll technique. Traditional rolls alternate between the hands, while ripple rolls treat all four mallets (two per hand) independently. Ripple rolls therefore have a more amorphous character than traditional rolls. This piece highlights the difference between the two, with harmonies drawn from the instruments' spectra and melodic material inspired by Indian classical music. It was written for Transient Canvas.
Recording: Transient Canvas
This piece was composed for Transient Canvas.
I wrote it during a residency at the Hambidge Center.
• Transient Canvas, Atlanta, 4/10/16