Sorry for the double post/link to this piece. This is what you get when you try something new. My new server, .Mac likes to make files downloadable, but not streamable. Here is one workaround that was suggested - the link should take you to a page that will start the download, but play it as it does so - i.e., the way most of us listen (and bail out, if need be...). So for those of you who didn't want to download a 20mg file out of curiosity, see if this works any better - you should have sound very soon after clicking the link.
Fascinating piece, Ron, and that opening is subtle
craft at its best, as the pieces rain into the composition,
But what struck me first was the overwhelming
gentleness of it; the slow discourse of a warmly
caressing mist of independently speaking lines, making
their way toward the midsection.
And then the central contrast, the discussion, the
dialogue that combines the thoughts into a single
argument of intention and realization; leading inevitably
to the final agreement, the slow dissolution and evaporation
of the rain of ideas that initiated the piece.
It is not simply returning this is about. It is returning,
recognition... and departure.
Well done, my friend. I have listened though this
twice thus far, and have found it deeply moving in
its quiet reflection on the immutability of that which
First of all, thank you for words and the way in which you describe the piece. I'm glad those qualities come through, and that the narrative, if one can call it that, has a convincing arc. I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of your replies - as so do all the other members of the forum!
Regards the link - oy...For some reason, and I haven't recieved an answer, the .Mac server zips everything. So, I set it up differently, and the link is now its own page. Better, but not solved. For some reason, I can't just post a series of links on a page. I must be missing something, as Mac users do this all the time - indeed, isn't the ease with which one is supposed to be able do do this one of the selling points? I've always been a Mac guy, so this glitch seems odd - again, I must be missing something really elemental.