From: Alan Sondheim <email@example.com>
To: Cyb <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wryting-L <WRYTING-L@listserv.wvu.edu>
Subject: Afghani toy/miniature Rubab
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 12:01:54 -0400 (EDT)
Afghani toy/miniature Rubab http://www.alansondheim.org/existence1.jpg http://www.alansondheim.org/fuguestate1.mp3 bowed http://www.alansondheim.org/fuguestate2.mp3 plucked The instrument, toy or tourist or ornament or miniature, is set up with seven strings, including two drones. Very small, very high-pitched, incessant, crossing-over, again, the range of my tinnitus; the mp3 cut off sound above 16k or so. Difficult to play because of its size and string-spacing. Flat black, probably shoe-polish, with some sort of plastic/mother-of-pearl inlay. While playing I kept thinking of 'pushing onward,' repetition, deserts, rocks, oral chants. Enjoy.