El Río de la Vida
The River of Life
"The River of Life" for marimba was composed in January 2009.
This piece was created as a study of the four-mallet technique.
This work depicts life itself.
Perhaps one of the most romantic examples that life can offer is found in the life cycle of salmon.
Life is akin to a river, where we navigate both tranquil and turbulent waters. Don't mistake choices for fate. Each decision you make alters your world, whereas destiny resembles a beautiful river upon which life finds its rest.
This work is dedicated to my first percussion teacher in Ecuador, Andrés Carrera.
DETAILS OF THE WORK
Marimba 4.5 octaves (F2-C7)