The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble plays fun groovy polyphonic music perfect for movement on the dance floor as well as relaxing journeys of the ear and soul. At different times, the funky 8-piece marimba ensemble will be joined by the sounds of trumpet, saxophone, flute, melodica, clarinet, percussion, drumset, and voices.
In 2018 the ensemble has been working to record their first full-length album featuring original compositions and original arrangements. In 2017 the ensemble premiered several new original compositions by David Alderdice as well as continuing their explorations of music from Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. The band includes Arlyn Alderdice, David Alderdice, Daniel B, Jeannette Carey, Matt Drbohlav, Rebecca Drbohlav, Dylan Fixmer, and Jen Sanborn.
The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project is led by David and Arlyn Alderdice. The marimba portion of the ensemble consists of one lead soprano, two altos, two tenors, a baritone, and a (really big) bass marimba providing a four and a half octave range.
Here are some videos for you to enjoy of the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble playing live. If you’ve never heard or seen a full marimba ensemble, we recommend checking it out.
Thank you to Devon Meyers Photography for our new photos!