Reel & Reflex
»Reel & Reflex are the results of a collaboration with percussionist Jasmin Kolberg. I wanted to write pieces which would optimally fit the requirements of a marimba player and make studying these works worthwhile.«
Reel is composed as a playful and propulsive force that does not allow any resting points and unwinds like a thread from the reel. The entire work is kept in a continuous tempo and the underlying pulse constantly alternates between marimba player and pianist.
Reflex is characterized by an energetic and rhapsodic mood that emphasizes the uneven ground of the work. The players resemble a long-standing couple where each triggers the other’s emotions and actions reflexively.