This last week has been a whirlwind for me as I finished up all of my work projects (I am a Quality Leader at Adobe Systems Incorporated) before my sabbatical. Some high tech companies have decided to eliminate their sabbatical programs in recent years and I am thrilled that Adobe Systems continues to have this program as a benefit for their employees. It is also amazing that is has been over 11 years since I started working there.
Back to the marimba…
I have placed a new video online discussing Katamiya as part of the PATV online learning contest. This video discusses the recordings that I know of that contain this piece as well as my thoughts on the pronunciation. After months of posting video as part of the last piece (Gordon Stout’s Etude #3), I decided it was time to actually talk in one of my videos.
A big thanks to Matt, Torrin, and Steve for posting videos about their first week’s experience with the piece! The next video later this week will include more playing. I am trying to squeeze in measures from this piece as I polish my other pieces for the Zeltsman Marimba Festival next week so we will see how far I get!