Marimba to me is the best instrument to describe rain. Wooden blocks themselves came from nature. The sound of marimba naturally dies away because of the mechanic structure of the instrument, just like raindrops. But when the rain starts to pour, marimba tremolos provide an entangled captivation just like the haze from the dance of heavy rainfall. In the Rainfall of a Chinese Garden, for marimba and electronics, describes a beautiful scene of a rainy day in a Chinese garden. Raindrops drip down from shining leaves breaking into thousands of diamonds and then hanging on silken spider webs like crystal strings. What a shimmering and luminescent scene.
Nature is truly the best artist. I hope this piece shows how crucial it is for us to preserve the works of natural art that surround us and improves environmental awareness about preserving clean water, which is a global issue affecting every single person on the planet. Sustain nature. Sustain life.