The Eight Twelves-Four Variations

The Eight Twelves-First Variation

The Eight Twelves: Four Variations is a meditative suite of performances built around a central pulse and minor silence.

Each variation is built upon the theme established in the previous work.

The ultimate shape of the variation is open to the individual musician’s interpretation but should remain true to the spirit of the previous work.

First variation is a duet between bowed blu-blu, a three-stringed acoustic instrument of original design, and manipulated water housed in a steel pan.

A full 60 minute disc with additional tracks is available by contacting me directly.

The Eight Twelves-Second Variation

Second variation is a duet for detuned/prepared guitar and piano with tambourine placed upon the foot pedals.

The Eight Twelves-Third Variation

Third variation is an orchestration of steel vibration built from bowed/percussed copper, water and found wood calimba.

The Eight Twelves-Fourth Variation

Fourth variation is a duet for Tibetan death head flute and blu-blu --- a three stringed instrument of original design --- played in a percussive manner.