is the first piece that Karlheinz Essl wrote for me. After experimenting with my Schoenhut Grand he had the brilliant idea of enriching its sound with an electronic soundtrack based on a recording of the same instrument. Placing a small loudspeaker inside the toy piano
made it possible to create a perfect blend between the sounds of the instrument and the playback. The piece is entirely based on an eight-tone scale which alternates whole and half tone steps. Kalimba was premiered at the Komponistenforum Mittersill on 15 September 2005.