Monday, April 9, 2007
Steady Foundation

Listen to "Steady Foundation" on the Sansula in Beautiful E tuning

In this recorded piece, I start by making a little musical bow to the audience, or a salute to the directions. Then, I start in earnest by setting the foundation. The foundation is HOME BASE, it is what you can come back to if you run out of ideas. It is what you journey away from or add to in order to gain complexity or tension. If you make a simple enough foundation, your thumbs will know the way themselves. If you leave enough gaps, there are places to put more notes later. You can play around by putting different notes in those slots.