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Dialogue was commissioned by Jeremy Fitzsimons in 2004 with funding from Chamber Music New Zealand and is Gareth's first work for two mallet percussion instruments. The piece explores the ability of the two instruments to blend into one as well as highlighting the contracts in tone between the two.
The first movement is a development of a chord progression played by the marimba at the beginning; Balinese interlocking techniques (kotekan) are used in the second movement; and the third movement is a moto perpetuo (constant motion) with the two instruments dashing forwards in parallel, in counterpoint, and in canon.
Commissioned by Double Lateral (Jeremy Fitzsimons and Kristie Ibrahim) for the 2005 October Tour
Three movements: Introduction; Kotekan; Moto perpetuo
02 Oct 2005: Performed by Double Lateral: Jeremy Fitzsimons (marimba), Kristie Ibrahim (vibraphone); Ilott Concert Chamber, Wellington
13 Jun 2008: Grind Show
30 May 2009: Bang Crash Splash! Percussion Marathon
10 Jul 2010: Performed by Ramon Lormans and Katie Rife at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, July 10 2010. (Introduction not included - movements two and three only).
Performed by Jeremy Fitzsimons (marimba) and Kristie Ibrahim (vibraphone)