[NetBehaviour] Qin Horizon

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Sun May 14 20:27:53 CEST 2023

Qin Horizon

https://youtu.be/-wUaILH9tW4 video

I've had this guqin since the 1960s. I found it in an antique
shop in New England, and paid $18. The proprietor asked what I
wanted "that board" for. It was in terrible condition, without
legs etc. Candelario delGado, a brilliant L.A. luthier, worked
on it and found a way to attach strings. More recently, Stephen
Dydo, a brilliant luthier and qin player, brought it back. It's
between 200-400 years old and I take great great care with it.
It still looks like it's been through a war. I love its tone,
and record with it. I'm not a proper and classical qin player,
but I hope I honor the instrument. Care is important for me in
what I do, even if I fail at it. I hadn't played it for a while,
and last night recorded my playing. I love what emerged, even if
there are some rough spots. Here is the result. The qin speaks
for itself, even the sound of a single string takes my breath
away. Think of its tone within a landscape with mountains and
waterfalls, with silence, with anywhere from here. I hope the
tone and playing reach you. Recorded, as usual, with a Zoom 4n
beneath the instrument. This is also featured, by the way, on
the ESP Disk Dragon and Phoenix, with Stephen Dydo, which I
highly recommend.

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