"Practice in the field, 'open country,' is foremost."
—Gary Snyder, "The Etiquette of Freedom"

Audiovisual recording by Twelf Tacna—Ryan Ruehlen (baritone saxophone) and Joe Braun (burdonom)—featuring extended technique, drone, and natural acoustics; spontaneous heraldry of high mountain weather pattern.

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before"
—Philippians 3:13 (KJV)

Erasures drawn from "Daily Light on the Daily Path," a devotional text compiled by Louis Klopsch in 1906; reconsidering the language of dogma and the role of personal (in)attention in worship.

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2016
"And the drone called thinking, which is nothing more than a ruminant habit, ends when there is nothing more to chew."
—Dan Beachy-Quick, Of Silence & Song

A two-part cassette (STTG No. 030) informed by centering prayer and preoccupied with Tolstoy's theory of motion; drone as reciprocity of history and volition, human fallibility laid bare.

"Diaphane, adiaphane. If you can put your five fingers through it, it is a gate, if not a door. Shut your eyes and see."
—James Joyce, Ulysses

Soundscape to Forrest Lotterhos's award-winning documentary Phoria, an intimate view of five AFAB (assigned female at birth) trans* people with dysphoria, re: chest, shot on black and white 16mm film and hand-processed.

"that blessed mood,
In which the burthen of the mystery,
In which the heavy and the weary weight
Of all this unintelligible world
Is lightened"
—William Wordsworth, from "Tintern Abbey"

From Proto-Germanic burthinjo- "that which is borne," and directly from Medieval Latin, meaning "drone bass"; self-developed horizontal string instrumentation.