Rhythmic Mosaics is a piece for marimba, vibraphone, and live electronics that is inspired by abstract geometric (or pattern based) visual art, where numerous small shapes and patterns are combined and arranged to construct larger forms. The piece borrows from this art form by taking several small motivic figures, while creating patterns from overlapping simple and compound meters to continuously develop musical textures and harmonies. The electronic component accentuates this effect by creating new patterns and timbres derived from each performer’s component parts.

Rhythmic Mosaics was commissioned by Jacob Ottmer and Michael Barnes.