Yamantaka for 2 percussionists was commissioned by Elwira Slasak and Gabriel Collet, members of virtuoso marimba ensemble Axoum Duo. Yamantaka is a Sanskrit name that literally translates a 'the terminator of death'. It is seen within Tibetan Buddhism as a wrathful manifestation of the Buddha of wisdom and is represented by a buffalo headed meditational deity with multitudes of limbs holding various weapons.
Krzysztof Wolek

Live concert recording: Yamantaka - mov III

First Performance:
November 7, 2011, Louisville, KY
2011 University of Louisville New Music Festival
Comstock Hall
Universtiy of Louisville School of Music
Percussions: Gregory Byrne, Sam Rouster