November 30, 2019 – Meanwhile… Mallets!

Here is a little photo survey of the multitudinous mallet mutations of Meanwhile!

A lot has already been said about Meanwhile in our blog, so check out earlier posts for more detailed info.

One of the most interesting aspects of Meanwhile is Beckwith’s highly specific mallet/stick/brush indications in the marimba part. Experimenting with mallet choice gives the piece an extremely varied palette of sounds.

The following action shots curtesy of Ming Wu: