for 30 instruments (29:35)
played by Alex Ferris and Linzi Arundale
big drum / thump / squat / basuka / pilon / twoslide / steel flute / 1/2 straight / crank / wheely wheely / steel reed curved / kalimbent / phorques / sir gamelan / steel flute 3/4 straight / blow drum / scrap(e) / bass / dish / kyzyl kum / copper whistle 1 /paired / trinidad & tobago / basicable / bosco 1 / bosco 2 / pedal guitar / one slide / steel reed bent / pig / mckeytoo
This is the most "compositional" studio piece I have attempted so far in that the recording process extended beyond a single day and that it involved a large number of instruments used episodically and non-sequentially. Most of the parts were recorded on the first two days with others added during the mixing / listening process as they suggested themselves. Both the form and the individual parts were improvised and the whole has not been edited (cut and/or spliced) within the context of its own "real time". The piece is dedicated to (inspired by) Sun Ra whom I consider to be vastly underrated as a modern composer (I was reading "Space is the Place", his biography, around this time).
Check out the artist's website:
1. . . .terofourdis. . .