Session 2, find more koto in this sound pack. We went to my friend's father to record a Koto, a traditional Japanese zither-like (table harp) instrument, consisting of a large wooden base with long strings for plucking. The strings are tuned in the Japanese pentatonic scale, allowing a mystic, mysterious, beautiful harmony. It was my first time ever playing this instrument, so don't expect wonders lol. But I tried to "feel" the instrument as well as I could, working from my limited keyboard and guitar playing skills. I improvised simple patterns, and also tried to work with call and response ideas, and bass notes, plucking the low strings with my fingers, and then plucking the high ones with a pick. The recorder was placed under the wooden base, I really like the intimate feeling that came out of this.
In Kashiwa, Chiba, east of Tokyo. Mid October 2016. Zoom H2n Stereo MS recording in 96Khz, 24Bit.