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Matthew Jaskot

Emanations! for marimba and piano !

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PROGRAM!NOTE! !

Throughout!the!compositional!process,!I!am!often!interested!in!how!musical!material!grows!form!an!initial!spark.!!In!the!same!vain,!my! initial!conception!of!a!piece!almost!always!changes!as!I!write.!!Similarly,!when!improvising,!musicians!may!react!either!consciously!or! subconsciously!to!what!they!hear!and!change!their!style!of!play!on!a!dime.!!These!ideas!relate!to!the!title!of!this!piece,!Emanations,!in!which! sections!of!musical!material!emerge,!sometimes!suddenly,!from!some!sort!of!spark.!!The!spacious!opening!eventually!works!to!regular! pulsed!music!that!ascends!to!the!higher!registers!of!both!instruments!in!stages.!!The!pulse!is!then!broken!down!into!music!that!resembles!a! bebop!improvisation,!with!rapid!runs!alternating!between!both!instruments.! ! ! FOR!THE!PERFORMERS! ! • Accidentals!carry!through!the!measure!and!are!sometimes!restated!for!precautionary!reasons! ! • For!the!pianist:!!! +!stands!for!lightly!mute!the!appropriate!string!in!front!of!hammer!–!the!pitch!should!still!be!clear! pizz.!!–!pluck!string!with!fingernail! ord.!–!cancels!pizz.!marking;!produce!pitch!on!the!keys!


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