James Wood (1953)

Venancio Mbande talking with the trees (1993 -1994)

for quarter-tone marimba and fifteen instruments

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1993 - 1994
    • Duration: 18 mn
    • Commission: Robert Van Sice et l'Itinéraire
Detailed formation
  • soloist: marimba [quarts de ton]
  • flute (also piccolo, alto flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet (also A clarinet), bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, cymbalom, violin, 2 violas, cello, double bass

Premiere information

  • Location:

    Mai 1994, Paris, Centre Pompidou


    Robert Van Sice, marimba, l'Itinéraire, James Wood, direction.