hasapi threnody, playing

hasapi threnody

http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/indo1.mp3
http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/indo2.mp3
http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/indo3.mp3

the hasapi is a fretless Indonesian instrument with two strings;
mine are tuned in unision. the first two pieces are played with
picks, and the third, with fingers only, resulting in a softer
sound. it can be extremely difficult to play, if one uses double
stops, harmonics, and other techniques, some borrowed from pipa
or even flamenco.

http://alansondheim.org/playing1.png
http://alansondheim.org/playing2.png
http://alansondheim.org/playing3.png
http://alansondheim.org/playing4.png
http://alansondheim.org/playing5.png

still images from a continuation of the sex-death work; just as
something 'seems to be going on,' everything 'seems to be falling
apart

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