Winter Light

This is almost like a companion piece to “Maudlin Mandolins”.  It feels like a winter song to me.  It’s kind of jaunty I think.

I’ve been having fun recording layered mandolins, miking them with a darker sounding ribbon and a super clear condenser mic at once.

Maudlin Mandolins

There was a period of time in my study of the mandolin, when I devoured music written by Bach.  I was renting a 5×15 storage space in the basement of an old Heintzman piano factory, playing Bach solo violin partitas on the mandolin for roughly three hours a day.  Because the mandolin shares the 5ths tuning with the bowed instrument family, the music is relatively easy to adapt.  While I could never hope to absorb the magnitude of genius that is Bach, I hear the echos of his music, or at least his influence on me in this piece.