Aqui no meu jardim (2016) – mbira, berimbau
Written for Abby Rehard and Greg Beyer
Abby Rehard approached me in early 2016 to compose a duo for her and Greg Beyer as a birthday gift for him. Because of their individual passions for both the mbira and berimbau, Rehard asked that the duo highlight their love for these two instruments. This piece uses rhythmic manipulations and ostinatos as well as virtuosic melodic passages to evoke a comforting and serene soundscape.