Stefan Östersjö - Earth Spring

from Isolation Journal by John Oliver and Stefan Östersjö



Third Improvisation by Stefan Östersjö

A fundamental playing technique on the đàn đáy, as on any Vietnamese lute, is the left hand ornamentation, built on extensive bending which is enabled by the high frets. This track explores some melodic figures that become central in the entire improvisation on the mountain this morning. In this instance, the wind was not strong enough to create any harmonics, and thereby, the bass notes suggest a simple counterpoint.


from Isolation Journal, released July 3, 2020


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John Oliver Vancouver, British Columbia

composer, guitarist and electronic musician My music also appears on several other labels and compilations. See my web site for details.

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