TROMP Miniature (download)
The power and beauty of the marimba are brought to life through a soulful, understated composition by Bryce Dessner.
Tromp Miniature is a work for solo marimba, commissioned in 2014 by the TROMP International Percussion Competition in Eindhoven. From its sweetly simple opening, the piece becomes awash with lyricism and tension, before ending with a peaceful lullaby.
“Colin’s performance captured on this recording is so wonderfully expressive and soulful, he finds depth and beauty in the piece that I didn’t imagine was possible when I composed it.” – Bryce Dessner
This gentle marimba gem became the centre of a unique recording project for Colin, who performed the work at home during lockdown. Now, having moved beyond our memories of isolation into a more wholesome chapter in music-making, Colin’s performance captures the reflective and nostalgic nature of this transitional moment in time.
Release date: 28 October 2022
Cat code: CCR0005D
Producer & Editor: Ian Dearden
Recorded in Colin's home studio, Glasgow, on 29 September 2020
"It's hard not to be captivated by this marimba solo, released as a single on Currie's own label. Its delicate introspection evolves into something more certain and hopeful. A perfect union of a composer's vision and a performer's innate musicality." – BBC Music Magazine