“This exciting composition by an extremely talented and significant young composer/performer, who is emerging as one of the most important in the European scene today, has delivered yet another masterpiece for the marimba repertoire. Following his substantial composition Samsara for solo marimba, this new work, L’assillo, for violin and marimba is exciting in so many ways. The music is ethereal, quiet, emotional, driving, and much more. It is destined to become a classic in the chamber music repertoire for violin and marimba. Look for more exciting works from Fabian Otten in the future. He is already one of our most profound composers of the last decade.”
— Gordon Stout
L’Assillo means a “painful thought“ and it’s a piece about how we deal with difficult situations. As we need to get through the pain, perhaps created by an unforeseen circumstance, we need to process the information and allow the emotions to take their course. In the end we can never change what has happened, but we can find peace by accepting the truth.