Reflections on Art and Life
My new piece for vibraphone and string quartet is taking shape. I don’t remember when was the last time I put so much joy and vibrant color into a composition. It’s a fast paced, virtuoso piece with a touch of jazz and pop, a kaleidoscope of rich harmonies. I have a title for it, but I’m not sharing it yet!
I just remembered, my first instrument was a cross between a vibraphone and orchestral bells, a small children’s instrument, maybe two octaves in length, but well built and perfectly in tune. I didn’t know how to read music then, but I played on it all the melodies I heard on the radio and TV. Ear training 101.