Voice of the Flatworm by hanklebury published on 2012/05/22 02:39:57 +0000 My mother says when I was a toddler, she would find me crawled up inside the kitchen cabinets, tapping pots and pans. I still can't resist touching anything I think will yield a tone--a length of pipe, an expensive bowl in a store, whatever--sometimes to the embarrassment of my companions. Why wouldn't you want to know what these things sound like? This piece was created entirely from kitchen items, namely stainless steel mixing bowls and ceramic soup bowls filled with varying amounts of water. It's another after-hours studio project from the dim mists of antiquity (1992), recorded on analog multitrack tape. No sampling or looping was used, as the wobbly rhythm attests. A choreographer liked my kitchen music and had me re-record it into a soundtrack for her dancers, which can be heard here: http://soundcloud.com/hanklebury/water-crystal. This piece is at the tail end of it all, but I like it best by itself, and I'm glad I found it that way last night on an old DAT. The illustration is by M. C. Escher, whose lithographs of flatworms in strange 3-D spaces inspired the title.