Piano, marimba, vibraphone and steel drum

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Canaima (1986) for piano, marimba, vibraphone and soprano steel drum. The work is a musical description of an area of southern Venezuela that I visited in 1984, which includes the table-top mountain Auyan Tepui, from which descends the world’s highest waterfall, Salto Angel. It is an impressionistic work, utilising three particular melodic fragments and striking a balance between vertical and linear structures. The work was first performed by Keele New Music Ensemble at Keele University in 1986.