Danse sauvage (2014)

Concert piece for solo marimba
Duration | 4'

"Bulgarian traditional dance music is sometimes based on irregular metrics, some of which are composed (7/8 + 11/8, 5/8 + 13/8, etc.). With this piece my intent was to explore different metrical combinations while keeping melody as the main compositional element. The middle section from bar 81 to 86 should be played as if there was a rhythm section beneath the soloistic part. The piece should be played rhythmically correct, with strength and energy, but one should always keep in mind that in bulgarian folklore sorrow is always present."
Viktor Benev