For instance, the numerous birdsong passages that are scored for xylophone, xylorimba
, and marimba supported by tubular bells are bracketed together on three or four staves, thereby suggesting a single player.
"Avant" brings all the assembled musicians into play--soprano Jessica Aszodi and ICE instrumentalists Maiya Papach on viola, Eric Lamb on flute, Dan Lippel on guitar, and Nathan Davis, Matthew Gold, and Ross Karre on percussion (vibraphone, xylorimba
, gong and tam-tams).
It also needs an extensive percussion section and, among the numerous gongs, drums and a wind machine, the widely-acclaimed Colin Currie will be performing on the xylorimba
alongside Richard Benjafield ( professor of percussion at London's Guildhall School of Music ( on glockenspiel.