Premiered in Lima, Peru in 2014, Moon Chasers tells the story of two people in love who are separated over a long distance and connected only by the moon. This solo’s soaring themes and introspective sensitivity create a wonderful recital work for advanced marimbists.
Moon Chasers is dedicated to my wife Ewelina. The work is for a 5-Octave marimba and lasts about 6 minutes. Recommended mallets are Innovative Percussion’s Mark Ford IP813 mallets with one IP812 in the #1 position.
Below is a video of slides compiled by Ewelina that tell the story of Moon Chasers. Sometimes I perform the work with this video playing in the background.