Song Book, Vol. 2 will feature five singer-songerwriter pieces written for a singing marimbist, and will be available for purchase at PASIC 2017. In the meantime, watch Ben Pitt perform Bird’s Eye View, a love song I wrote for my wife and one of the pieces featured in the book. Next to the text “girl”, I’ve included “or boy”, because love songs sound best when they are sung honestly:
I first heard Ben sing and play marimba at Chosen Vale 2016. We talked over some food and drinks about composing music for marimba and voice. The idea of the marimba as a singer-songwriter instrument is something I’ve always been interested in, and soon after our convo, Ben organized a consortium to commission the collection. More soon!