The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

Qins and Azure

The two qins played together, stereo-separated. With open
strings, I play them simultaneously; with harmonics or stopped
strings I play one after another, one lending itself to another,
one giving itself over to another. Resonance between the
instruments is everywhere, everywhere. The harmony of the world
begins here. (No added effects.)

Qin with Azure Carter, voice and songs. The difficulty with qin
is playing without accompaniment, but playing coherently,
inhabiting the same space. We're performing two pieces with qin
live this Saturday; in the meantime, there's this. And my
playing - and the qin itself - might go horribly wrong!

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