Reflections on Zen Meditation For 5 octave marimba, in 3 movements
First Commissions inspired by The Age of Maturity: examine the inevitability of time.
Reflections on Zen Meditation examines the inevitability of the passing of time, as well as the desire to hold onto youth. Inspired by improvisations from an album recorded in 1964 (in Japan): Music for Zen Meditation. The result is a 3-movement work for marimba. Each movement reflects on an aspect of Zen meditation, and/or themes based on Zen philosophy.
Darrin Archer: Composer, Master of Music (Composition), 2019 Therese Ng: Marimba, video