for mallet quartet (9.5')
two vibraphones, two marimbas (4.5 & 5.0 octave)
Selva Luminosa – or “luminous jungle” – is my first work for mallet quartet in which I sought out to feature an earthy, almost tribal sound palette in the marimbas against the shimmering and brilliant sound of the vibraphone. Much of the language throughout stems from my daily exposure to a slew of Latin American genres such as merengue, cumbia, and salsa from an early age as well as my admiration for the music of Michel Camilo.
Selva Luminosa was written in February 2017 for BlueSHIFT Percussion.
World Premiere: March 20, 2017 (Fort Collins, CO)
Available through C. Alan Publications.