Composer: Malte Vendelby
Instrument: Soloist on Percussion and Piano
Antarctica is a journey over the antarctic continent. From the majestick oceans, to the dry and vast vallyes of McMurdo and in the end reaching the south pole.
The piece is written for percussion, vibraphone and piano and is to be played by one player.
Duration: 13 min.
5 Wood Blocks
High-pitched wooden piece
2 China Cymbals (small and large)
2 Gongs in Eb2 and Bb2
Performed by Malte Vendelby
About the composer +
Malte Vendelby is a freelance percussionist living in the city of Odense, Denmark. Malte was born in Hørsholm in 1996 and at the age of 5 he started playing drum kit and percussion at the local music school. In 2017 he began his percussion studies at the Danish National Academy of Music in Odense where he graduated in 2023. Since 2017 he has been a guest player with several orchestras in Denmark and Sweden and was in 2021 part of Duo Cæcilia's production of the chamber opera “Boudicca”.
Besides his percussion playing, Malte's interest in arranging and composing increased over the years and in 2021 he founded the instrumental quartet 4Klang that consist of oboe, cello, piano and himself on vibraphone.
He describes his music as cinematic and is often inspired by physical locations and cartography. While mostly composing at the piano and often with simple harmonies, it is the specific choice of notes and inventions that forms his music.
Photo: Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912)
Front Cover graphics and layout: Nicola Lee
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