Nocturnal Blue Tiles
Working with percussionist is the best thing a composer can do. Their endless imagination in sound, texture and basic musical parameter like decay, register and attack can truly enhance a piece. In TEMKO I have the joy to work often with Ramon Lormans. In the trio short, dry attacks are mostly found in rimshot, metal and wooden materials – in order to hear the complex textures of the rhythms we love to perform. Sometimes the sound just isn’t 100% what you look for and therefore I cut small rest pieces of flamed maple I still had from a guitar project. I stained them blue and used shellac to make them durable. They’re all over in the LUNAR project!