Vibes & Garnishes is a collaboration between Lorenzo Guidolin and digital audio artist, Luca Favaro. The title is a reference to the multi-percussion setup used throughout: cymbals and metal sounds act as “garnishes” to the “main dish” of the piece, the vibraphone. These colors are expanded upon by the audio accompaniment, resulting in a unique, engaging sonic palette.
The piece is structured in two sections. The first is based on the energetic rhythms shared between the instruments of the setup; the second is a laid-back trance, exploring the extended sounds of bowed vibraphone and playing cymbals with a chopstick. This work is a refreshing addition to the solo repertoire, and is a great recital piece for intermediate-advanced players!