Although the marimba is a descendant of ancient instruments from Africa and the Americas, it produces a distinctly contemporary
sound in European music. A trio of marimba, violin and cello is rare.
In this work the percussive, melodic and resonant qualities of the marimba are highlighted, playing melodic themes,
continuo style bass lines and four mallet chords.
The overall effect of this work is to produce a sensation of timelessnes
that I often sense on a deserted, Mediterranean coastline.