22 JANUARY, HAMBURG – In the Laboratory

Today I was in the record studio trying to evoke the ritual music of some african and amerindian tribes: claps, bird whistles, euphoric shouts, rattles of the Andes and some African percussion to bring to life the piece for dancer and fixed media. During the experiments also appeared:

A piano montuno in just intonation

Strong brass hits taken from some jazz standards

A salsa bassline changing slowly and almost imperceptibly

Subtle but stylistically important rhythmic variations

Digitally manipulated percussion sounds

A giant guacharaca moving through the space

A microtonal cowbell
 

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