Inner Eye is inspired by a statue of Shiva at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The “third eye” or “inner eye” of the statue is believed to see beyond sight, and is the portal into the central energy point of a being. This idea of inward reflection, and dizziness felt when observing the multiple faces of the statue, led the the circular motifs and chaotic moments of this piece.
Maria Finkelmeier, marimba and loop
Scott Quade, videography
Head to Toe by Molly Joyce
Performed by Mike Truesdell
Video: Evan Chapman (Four Ten Media)
A note from the composer Molly Joyce:
“Head to Toe was inspired by my experience performing in high school marching band, and thus the idea that one player can perhaps become a whole marching band himself. When I was working on the piece, I was specifically reflecting back on the Friday night football games, and found it particularly interesting how during the majority of these events the marching band stands still in the bleachers, barely marching at all. Therefore with the video for this piece, I wanted to highlight this contradiction by having the solo performer “march” in the bleachers, becoming a single-person marching band aurally and visually.”
I have featured the original recording of Andy Aikido’s Karakurenai a couple of months ago. It is a great piece for steel pan and marimba. During the summer, a former student, James Yoshizawa, recorded a video of him playing it on marimba.
“miracle ear” by David Lang
Video & Audio by Evan Chapman of Four/Ten Media
Performed by Matt Evans
Corresponding Points of Self-Similar Lines in a Terminal Cadence (2011-2015) by Steve Kornicki
I have been fortunate to work, play and commission works by Steve Kornicki. I have always enjoyed his music and I was happy to see his new piece by Ensemble P4.
Kristie Born, piano
Rose Shlyam Grace, piano
Marja Kerney, vibraphone
Thad Anderson, marimba
Ensemble P4 is an intercollegiate piano and percussion quartet based in Central Florida. (more…)
Andy Akiho and Mariel Roberts perform Andy Akiho’s piece entitled, “21” (2008).
Mariel Roberts, Cello – Kick Drum – Loop Pedal
Andy Akiho, Steel Pan – Prepared Pan – Tambourine