Banter (2013)

Program Notes

Banter is a short work originally composed for cello and marimba composed in the first few weeks of my graduate studies at the University of South Florida. The word banter is defined as “the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks,” and the interplay between the two instruments embodies that spirit. After sparse introductory material, the piece takes on a jaunty and rhythmic groove, evolving over time into a decidedly aggressive ending.