James Mohan - 2001

After recording myself playing different instruments [mainly wooden congas] I was able to take rhythmic, melodic and more effect based material into the studio and create the composition. I wanted to preserve the "woody" sound of the various instruments -especially the percussion.

This piece sets out to become a blend of Latino jazz and heavier beat styles. These more contemporary sections of the piece are linked via an electro- acoustic theme that explores some of the richer timbres available in wooden instruments. The two main sections of the piece portray a different character exhibited by wood: The first Latin style section might suggest a supple and animate nature, the heavier beat section may suggest strength and stiffness.