Unforced Rhythms. (for solo marimba). By Brian Blume. Marimba solo. For 5-octave marimba and ankle or foot shaker. Note: This piece can be performed on a 4.3-octave marimba with a few substitutions (noted in the score) (1 player). Percussion Solos. Medium-Advanced. Score. 8 pages. Duration 4'05". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCS-26).
Unforced Rhythms is a mesmerizing solo for marimba which also calls for an ankle shaker. Primarily in seven, Brian Blume has crafted a graceful piece that teases barlines between the polymetered, but unwavering rhythms of hands and feet. According to the composer, "The aim of this piece is to capture the idea of walking and working through life but "freely and lightly," according to 'the unforced rhythms of grace.'".