Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The Chinese zither (one which I've recently acquired) I find is a very meditative instrument. No skill seems necessary for milking beautiful sounds out of it. Because it is so intuitive to operate, it acts as a very compelling reflection of nature, both with its rhythm and the microcosms of chaos that operate within that rhythm. That is the soul of this sound work, to interpret the sound of nature within a single string instrument. I've created some simple melodic rhythms and layered over that a sample of me plucking at it indiscriminately as if letting the chaos of nature overtake it. I consider this a meditative sound piece, freeing my mind through the process of jamming.