On of Stout's more recent compositions, from 2019, written for Yurika Kimura. For 4/3 marimba. Not a virtuosity piece technically, but one that requires excellent musicianship and artistry to bring the music to life. It is on my Youtube channel at: https://youtu.be/gK7CAXnR3Pg. Please listen with headphones, as always.
Notice: I am hoping by early November to again have high quality printed copies for sale.
Sound files are now attached to each composition, either with a midi version or live performance.
A great friend and marimba busy of mine, Larissa Venzie said: "I really hope people have the sense to purchase all this newer music from you. I think they’re the perfect combination of meaty, pretty, and satisfying to play without being ridiculous marimba Olympics or too avant-garde, you know? LV
Another great friend of mine, Adam Blackstock recently commented on a tour to Ukraine, "Your music captures the true voice of the instrument and allows the marimba to possess tangible emotions. No one else is close. Just ask the folks in Ukraine! They went fucking NUTS for your music. I played One Last Breath, Beads, Whatever’s More, Wood that Sings, Mexican Dances, and Rumble Strips. They were blown away. Four encores later, they let me sit down. ' AB
Written for and premiered at PASIC 2016 for the Univerisity of Texas at Austin group. Andrew Sickmeier, marimba. Tom Burritt, director. Excellent work to feature an advanced marimbist. Percussion instrumentation: 3 cymbals, Venezuelan marimbas, bongos, high drum, and low drum. Not a hastle to set up or go on the road with. Received lots of positive comments at PASIC.