Advanced for Marimba Duo with Audio
by Brian Blume
Instrumentation: 2 marimbas—low C, PA system (used for playing the audio accompaniment)
Brian Blume’s Friction is a tour de force for marimba duo with audio accompaniment. Masterfully composed, the work consists of two movements—I. Internal and II. External—that each explore the concept of friction in different ways that have the potential to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The audio accompaniment tracks create a tense, electric sound bed on which the two marimbists spin a complicated web of rhythmic and harmonic dissonance that delivers a powerful musical (even cinematic) experience to the listener.
Friction is provided as a professionally bound folio and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts, a reference audio recording, and the stereo accompaniment tracks in WAV format.