This is an attempt of mine of using ethnic instruments and modifying them though modern technology.
While simple in concept, keeping the live acoustic feel is actually quite tricky in practice. I believe I was able to do so, but now I leave it up to you to see if I reached that goal.
Now, the concept of this piece is of a wandering nomad who owns a old Yangqin and is forced to stay in an ancient temple for the night. To appease the ancient spirits he offers to play music as a token of respect and honor. As he plays, not only are the spirits pleased with his playing, but they also begin to join in with their own native instruments. Soon other ancestors of days past join in...
What you will hear now is what I think that was played that night. Enjoy.
It's One A.M. and I'm thinking again Of all of the things I left unsaid Of all of the people I'll forget And the ones I've never met It's Two A.M. and I still can't sleep Cause I know if I do I'll dream But when I wake I'll still be me Trying to forget everything Well I'm done, with the tick tock craze And I'm done dreaming away my days It's time for me to go away Don't you dare ask me to stay It's Six A.M the sun's coming out to play But I'm still tossing and turning away Just trying to find my place So I can finally turn the page Sound the alarm, the snooze buttons broke I'm not sure if I have the strength to get up and go One more day, One more show But I'm done with this broken phase And I'm done washing away this taste It's time, for me to walk away Don't you dare ask me to stay