CLOUD LATTICE for MARIMBA
The concept for this piece began with the image of a crystal lattice, a tightly knit structure formed by a repeating pattern of atoms. From the outset of the piece, the marimba embodies this concept by introducing several musical lines, in contrasting registers, which are interlocked rhythmically. However, as the piece unfolds, the individual lines and their interactions display a more fluid development, breaking away from the static repetition of the crystal structure. This contrast inspired an image of a lattice formed not by atoms, but rather, by a cloud.
Completed in 2015, revised in 2018, and premiered on June 9th, 2016 by Ji Hye Jung at The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph, MI. The piece was commissioned by Ji Hye Jung.