Su Wu Tends Sheep
Dialogue with Demolition
Well, it included a cycle to Markham with my bubble-wrapped hard-drive safely stowed in my gunny-sack, but my data recovery is now under way. On my return I had a glimpse here through the hoarding to the site of a building, now vanished except for this mysterious doorway. I discovered that, incredibly, beyond the doorway is a most extraordinary, cavernous chamber with the most incredible acoustics to explore since the start of UrbanFlute!
The first piece, recorded in this underground space, is featured in the new RCM Flute Syllabus Grade 8 Studies, and is a western transcription of a traditional Chinese Bamboo Flute melody depicting a captured warrior, banished for a winter in the remote steppes of China. The second piece, Holst’s Jupiter, was recorded as the original building was in the midst of being demolished.
And the third piece I recorded in the stairwell at CBL after dropping off my hard-drive Despite the warm welcome that I reeived at CBL, it was still like a waiting room for expectant fathers. As I nervously anticipated news on how my data recovery was going to turn out, I helped myself to a candy from a bowl on the counter, Werther’s , one of my favorites… (more…)