"When I unpacked and set up my five octave marimba on Christmas Eve in 1985 (a Yamaha YM6000 - Serial #10!) I was overwhelmed with it's incredible responsiveness and musical possibilities! I realized immediately that I was starting a journey of musical discovery to explore the musical potential of this instrument. Over the next years, I experimented with techniques, mallets, repertoire and most intensely, with musical color, voicings and phrasings. The pieces I recorded on Across Time are the compositions that learned and performed with this beautiful instrument in my journey to develop my own musical voice." Rebecca Kite.