Composer: Johannes Steinbauer
Duration: approx. 9 min.
D PROFUNDIS is a piece for marimba, that begins (as if from nowhere) in the depths, rises step by step, becoming more and more intense (and rhythmic) until, at the end, it winds down and returns to the point of the beginning (a low D).
The tones C - c2 (on a 5 octave marimba) are needed.
Special thanks to Matti Opiola for the intense interpretation and Thorsten Blumberg for the professional production of the presentation video.
About the composer +
Johannes Steinbauer was born in 1973 in Bavaria (Germany) and started drumming in a brass band at the age of 11. Later, he was taught by Christian Obermaier, who laid the groundwork for his professional training.
In 1993, whilst studying with Prof. Arnold F. Riedhammer at the „Richard Strauss Konservatorium“ in Munich, Johannes Steinbauer won a position as percussionist in the „Beethoven Orchester Bonn“. In 2001 he was appointed Principal Percussionist of the „WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln“.
Studies for snare drum and percussion were written in 2019, based on decades of orchestral experience. In 2020, Johannes Steinbauer composed his first solo pieces, including the 2020 Solo Trilogy for Vibraphone and Percussion, which was produced by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne in 2021.
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Front Cover: Julia Okon
Front Cover Artwork: Nicola Lee
Photo: Thorsten Blumberg
Translation: Dan Townsend
Engraving: Johannes Steinbauer
Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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