musical spheres

a real-time meditation experiment

chinese meditation balls, when used properly, focus your energy and muscle coordination. the idea is to rotate two metal balls in your hand without touching them. this is something i feel i've been able to do fine in normal settings. doing it on stage is something else, as meditating is a very deep space to approach, especially in public. doing my best in light of this, i created a timbre from this activity on esp night #2 in the roy o. disney music hall in the spring of 2008.
original version