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On recording Fields Beyond the Known CD

FBtK box art100713On the Recording of Fields Beyond the Known CD-

"My intention was that each piece ‘capture a moment in time’... capture the flavor of what I was feeling in the moment of performance, and capture the energy of that moment...

 and the lush energy of the West Maui Mountains where it was recorded. Towards that end, I made the decision that each Solo Shakuhachi flute track be recorded in one take/pass...with a window in the studio open. As the tracks are very long (from 16:00-21:00 minutes) and the Shakuhachi is a very challenging instrument, each take was an adventure...a tightrope act....an exercise in deep breath and remaining ‘mindfully present’ to each moment and phrase."