With a span of almost two metres and a requirement to stand while performing, effective marimba performance demands considerable physicality. This research outlines the Macro-Kinetics model, a generalist system for marimbists of all levels to create their own gesture-based interpretations. By identifying four broad elements of the body most favoured by marimbists, this research identifies a range of physical movements on the marimba that could be performed by any marimbist. When paired with perceived effects and potential uses, a marimbist can then obtain a rudimental understanding of the use of these movements.
|Award date||7 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|