naviarhaiku234 – when the cicadas cease

It wasn't the voice of the pine that spoke to me when I saw the haiku shared by Naviar Records this week, rather a piece of River Red Gum.

My friend Hape Kiddle of Bidgee Studio gave it to me to develop a work for the Fragments exhibition in Narrandera next month.

First thing I did was tap it and found a variety of tones.

Second thing I did was atached a contact microphone and record a couple of takes of taps.

The result here is two takes layered together with some processing like delay.