Quiet Mind quartet for bowed vibraphone
Quiet Mind is a piece written for four percussionists, each using bows on the vibraphone. In my
opinion, bowed vibraphone is one of the most beautiful and pure sounds that exists in modern
music; the epitome of peace and serenity. I often find myself being swarmed by many buzzing
thoughts and voices in my head, struggling to find which is the most important one to focus in
on. But by centring myself and delving deep within my mind, I enter a place of tranquility and
silence. This is what that silence sounds like.
Quiet Mind was premiered in Defying Gravity Percussion Ensemble’s ‘Steve Reich’s Drumming’
concert on the 19th of September, 2019 at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.