Marimba Concerto No.1: Road Business 第一馬林巴琴協奏曲《路》(2019)

marimba concerto road

for marimba and percussion quintet (or piano)

  • Marimba Concerto No.1: Road Business, premiered by Jack Van Geem and Toolbox Percussion on 1 June 2019 at Fort Mason Centre, San Francisco, US during the San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF)
  • Performed by Jack van Geem and Lawrence University Percussion Ensemble on 1 March, 2020 at Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Wisconsin, US

Programme Notes

Written for marimba solo and percussion ensemble, “Marimba Concerto No.1: Road Business” is a milestone of the ongoing journey with Toolbox Percussion, a percussion initiative started in 2016. As a part of the ensemble’s US debut performance in San Francisco, “Road Business” documents the route back and forth between San Francisco and Hong Kong.

“Marimba Concerto No.1: Road Business” is written in three movements with all played without pause, accompanied by video recorded and edited by the composer in Hong Kong. The three movements are, I. Build; II. Lament; and III. Crash. This work is premiered by Prof. Jack Van Geem and Toolbox Percussion in 2019.

Watch the live stream version of Jack van Geem and Lawrence University Percussion Ensemble here, the work starts at 21′.

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