Burning Bars for Grand Marimba - 5-6 Min.; 4 players on one 5-Octave-Marimba; 2 and 4 mallets; intermediate to advanced
Burning Bars by the Polish Composer Krzysztof Falkowski is a composition from 2017 for four players on one Grand Marimba.
This energetic piece draws its inspiration from composers such as Emmanuel Séjourné, Ney Rosauro, and not least from Astor Piazzola. Existing somewhere between art music and popular music, the composition demands great skill and precision of its performers.
The title refers to a gradual densification of notes played very loudly, perhaps evoking an image of the marimba’s bars about to catch fire. The music then quietens down, before returning to its previous state of nearcombustion.