Malletech in the News
Earlier this past May, an all-star lineup of Malletech artists converged at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia for the museum's First Friday event. On hand were Malletech owner Leigh Howard Stevens, Stefon Harris, Warren Wolf, Tony Miceli, the Escape 10 duo (Annie Stevens & Andrea Venet) and Xylopholks (Jon Singer and bassist Steve Whipple).
Introducing The Escape X
A One Way Ticket was inspired by Kelsey Burritt's poem, Drone, notes Worden. "There do not appear to be strong cadences ... where one has time to stop and think about the last several lines ... rather, the poem begs you to keep reading until it simply stops -- in an entirely different place from where it began."
It is hard not to be curious about something hawked by a hundred billboards as you drive through the back of beyond. Many of these campy roadside attractions are eerily abandoned but still a worthy destination for the curious motorist (and touring percussion duo).
Chorale Variations is scored for two marimbas and consists of five short movements. The piece was commissioned by Escape X in 2013.