performance on marimba by artist
Marilyn Clark Silva
It is an avante-garde new music work; the sounds, timbres, and textures used are beautiful and designed to draw in the listener, both aurally and visually. Each layer of the loops explores a different aspect of the element – for example “Fire” begins with sparks, adds embers, then smolder, tongues of flame, and ends with a blaze. Elemental explores the different ways that we experience and interact with the elements. It is a truly unique musical performance experience.
The live performance of Elemental is an immersive musical experience by Marilyn with loop pedal creating layers of sound that make the listener feel as though they are surrounded by a certain element – “Air,” “Earth,” “Water,” “Fire,” “Pulse” – or life essential – “Root,” “Leaf,” “Sun,” “Moon,” “Chocolate.” The performance uses extended techniques on a five-octave marimba, as well as accessory percussion. Elemental has been described as, “Stunningly effective, “evocative and beautiful,“ and “a relaxing transcendental experience.”