for string quartet and marimba(2007-2008)
|Commission||Commissioned by the TROMP international music competition and festival 2008|
|Premiere||November 22, 2008; Eindhoven Airport Hall, Eindhoven, Netherlands; String quartet finalists at the TROMP music competition 2008 • Colin Currie, Marimba|
|Technical requirements||Amplification of all instruments is desirable but not essential.|
Van Gogh’s visionary painting The Starry Night provides the title, if not the stimulus, for this music. Rather, personal memories of Africa are recalled and in particular the sound of music and dancing both near and in the distance all taking place under the vivid starry night sky. So this music is dance music and maybe it tries to emulate the dancing of Van Gogh’s gigantic stars.
- Steve Martland