Caddo Lake is in East Texas. I have a friend
who lives out in the swamp and he recorded the
tree frogs for me last week. It inspired this little
composition that I think captures some of the
mystery of the hanging Spanish moss and
massive trunks of Cypress.
Years ago I camped on the edge of Caddo
Lake and the frogs were chanting in hypnotic
rhythms that reminded me of Tibetan chants.
I swore one day I would make something of this,
and though this is a short construction, I think I
will be doing more with this as the months go
on. My friend says the songs change
throughout the season, and we will collaborate
as we collect material. I did very little to the
recording from a Sony ICD-P320. My theremin
is being controlled somewhat with a "snap-filter"
and as usual an array of other filters. The
actual theremin playing, however, is completely
improvised, as is the (virtual) Erhu on keyboard.
|With further revisions this will be on my
next CD: CICADA