Vertical River


I wrote this piece on a commission from John Parks. The piece is a reflection of the great times that John and I had rafting down the Boise River and is inspired by the great friendship that John and I share. John and I premiered it at Florida State University in the fall of 2003 and we later recorded it for his CD, Dusk: Percussion Music from the Heartland.

The recording below, from John's CD, features John on marimba and me on vibraphone.



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The beginning of Vertical River. The spot where we put our raft into the water of the Boise River.

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The view of the Boise River from the raft.

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Selfie with John Parks at the Vertical River recording session in 2003.

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Rehearsing Vertical River with Brant Blackard before our 2014 performance at the Eastman School of Music